Academic Quiz Bowl
The Golden Lions Academic Quiz Bowl Team wins at the buzzer to remain undefeated!
On February 26, 2012, the Golden Lions came up against a tough Paideia team in the quarter finals of WSB-TV's High Q. The Golden Lions maintained a nice lead throughout the match until the second Higher Q question where they lost points and fell behind. Captain Jacob Hambrick went into overdrive and regained the Pius lead. It was at the buzzer that Paideia had the opportunity to win the match, but failed to give the correct answer. St. Pius walked away with the win with a score of 485 to 470.
WSB was quick in taking down all of the signage after the match against Paideia, but we were still able to capture our team's score!
Lloyd Busch, High Q Academic Advisor addressing the team along with Coach Fleming Free after the Paideia match.
More discussions with Lloyd after the match.
Now the team advances to the Final Four of High Q. The Golden Lions will now face Marist in the semi-finals on March 17th at 12:30 p.m.! If you have missed any of the matches, you can watch them right here on WSB-TV's High Q webpage - http://www.wsbtv.com/s/community/high-q/
St. Pius X remains undefeated on WSB-TV's High Q.
The Golden Lions took on Griffin High School on Sunday, January 22, 2012 and came away with a decisive victory with a score of 685-250.
The Golden Lions will now face Paideia on 2/26/12 in the Elite Eight of WSB-TV's High Q.
Below are photos from the taping of the 1/22/12 show against Griffin High School!
Below are some pictures from the taping of the show which will air on 11/20/11.
Getting directions from the judge/question writer, Lloyd Busch.
A happy team at the end of the competition!
Discussing the show and all of the questions!
The entire team with WSB-TV's John Bachman and Lloyd Busch. From Left to Right (Top Row)-
Lloyd, Andrew Tran, Ian Watt, Matthew Angulo, David Spratte, Jacob Hambrick, John Bachman, Coach Fleming Free
On the floor: Coach Marsha Free & Kathryn Pelli
(Thanks to Kathy Hambrick for the great pictures!)
Next Match versus Griffin High to air on 1/22/12!
Congratulations to the 2010-2011 Academic Quiz Bowl Team!
Pictured (top row L-R) Ian Watt, Jacob Hambrick (Captain), Matthew Angulo, Andrew Tran, Marsha Free(coach); Bottom Row (L-R) Kathryn Pelli, David Spratte, Jack Crawford, Earl Schmitz, Andrew Warner.
Won 4th Place overall in classification AAA State Tournament held on March 26th at Ola High School in McDonough, Ga. and finished with a record of 3-3. The State Tournament Team was comprised of Jacob Hambrick, Captain, Matthew Angulo, Kathryn Pelli, David Spratte, and Ian Watt. The team also won the Sportsmanship Award for the tournament on which the Georgia Academic Team Association Board members and coaches vote.
The Academic Quiz Bowl Team offers an opportunity to display one's talents on a wide variety of academic topics. Format of practices involves question and answer sessions to identify a student's breadth of knowledge. Speed of response is a critical skill because quick reflexes are needed to complete successfully in academic tournaments with other schools. The "A" tournament team is generally composed of team members who are committed to their team and practice on a regular basis. Underclassmen are encouraged to try out for the team. For all team members, there are mandatory dues of $25.