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South O'Brien Quiz Bowl Team


November 14, 2019

By Jake Anderson

South O'Brien kicked off their 2019 Quiz Bowl season in late September practicing Monday and Wednesday mornings. During morning practices, team members go over questions from past years and compete in mock quiz bowls. The South O'Brien Quiz Bowl team went 2-2 for the day at Unity Christian in Orange City on October 12. Mary Helfter started coaching the Quiz Bowl in the 1980s, and it has been a offered as an academic activity ever since. Helfter explained, "I enjoy the fun of academic competition and getting to know students who also enjoy learning and competing."

Junior Bryce Rassmussen, who is a 3-year Quiz Bowl team member said, "I'm excited for the new season. I love learning new information about science and history." The Quiz Bowl team will compete in five meets this year, The next meet is set for December 14 at South O'Brien High School.


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