PCA Students Win Hunter Farnham Seacoast Regional Quiz Bowl Championship
When it is Monday on Big Diomede Island, what day is it on Little Diomede Island?*
In 1970, the Venera 7 became the first satellite to transmit data to Earth from the surface of what planet?**
Encaustic is a paint consisting of a pigment mixed with what?***
Portsmouth Christian Academy tackled these and other tough questions to win the New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League’s Hunter Farnham Seacoast Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament on February 13. PCA also hosted the tournament, which attracted 22 teams from around the state.
The win by PCA’s A team of juniors Riley Sipp, captain, Somersworth; Davy Harju, Nottingham; Rebecca Hotz, Lee, and Joseph Stevens, Rochester, qualifies the team for a berth in the State Quiz Bowl Championship in April.
PCA’s Quiz Club, founded in 2004, numbers 35 high school students who enjoy the combination of learning, competition, teamwork and challenge that is the hallmark of academic completion. Seven PCA teams competed in the Regional Tournament, as well as organizing and hosting the event together with parents and alumni.
The New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League provides statewide academic competition for high school students, through a series of regional tournaments leading to the state championship. Schools from all over New Hampshire compete in these and other academic competitions throughout the region