Portsmouth Christian Academy Students Win Regional Quiz Bowl Championship
March 9, 2017PCA News Stories
Can you answer these Quiz Bowl questions?
In relation to cameras, for what does the abbreviation “SLR” stand?*
What battle cry for World War II paratroopers was taken from the name of an Apache chief? **
What is the most prominent physical feature of the poet and swordsman created by Edmond Rostand?***
Portsmouth Christian Academy at Dover students tackled these and many other tough questions to win the New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League’s Hunter Farnham Seacoast Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament on March 4. PCA also hosted the tournament, which attracted 24 teams from around the state.
PCA’s A team (seniors Riley Sipp, captain, Somersworth; Davy Harju, Nottingham; Rebecca Hotz, Lee, and Joseph Stevens, Rochester) now qualifies for a berth in the State Quiz Bowl Championship in April.
PCA’s Quiz Club, founded in 2004, numbers 40 high school students who enjoy academic competition for the learning, fun competition, teamwork, and challenge. The team is coached by Donna Capern, librarian; Dr. Raymond Gamble, history teacher; and Eric Savage, math teacher. Eight PCA teams competed in the regional tournament, as well as hosting the event.
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.