Quiz Team Wins Silver Medal Two Years in a Row


The Quiz Team took a trip to Penn State Schuylkill to compete with other schools, and got second place. After the tournament ended, adviser Ms. Hobbs took them to McDonald’s. “It was really fun, and I enjoyed the McDonald’s,” said senior Noah Fredericks.

For the second year in a row, Pottsville’s Quiz Team earned the silver medal at Penn State Schuylkill. Blue Mountain won first place, and Minersville got third.

On Monday, March 9, 2020 the Quiz Team went against other schools in a tournament. The tournament was held at Penn State Schuylkill  around 9 a.m.

The Quiz Team is open for grades 10-12. The club answers trivia questions about anything from history and literature to science, to even video games. 

“The quiz team match was fun. We went there to do well and have fun and we did exactly that. Last year we came in second in this tournament and this year we came in second in the regular season, so are hoping to continue that. We breezed through our first two games until we got to Minersville. We were seated second and third respectively and Minersville kept pace with us in the first round. We blew them out of the water and beat them pretty handedly. We got to the championship and the questions just didn’t call our way. Sometimes that’s just how it is in quiz team. Still though, we had a great time, and we did well, both for our past quiz team coach, Mrs. Torpey, who helped us get where we did and for Mrs. Hobbs, who has done a great job taking over the helm. Also, my chicken sandwich from McDonald’s was really good,” said senior Eli Brennan. 

“What we do on the quiz team is essentially just answer random trivia questions, typically about academic stuff such as art, literature, chemistry, and physics. The most fun part about it is buzzing in and saying the correct answer, it never gets old. We ended up placing second in this match, which could be considered the Schuylkill League Match,” said senior Kenneth Glore. 

“You know, we did lose to Blue Mountain, and maybe we could’ve been better prepared, but we still had a lot of fun at the competition and the best we could’ve done,” said junior Christian Honicker.