Academic Challenge is having another winning season but is facing one stumbling block, Spring Creek.
Spring Creek has been one of their most difficult competitors this year, but team captain Josie Warn has high hopes for the next few matches.
“So far, we’ve been going 2-1 in the matches, losing to Spring Creek. We’ve been catching up every week though, so I’m hoping that we’ll be able to beat them this time,” said Warn. “It all depends on what questions they ask. Either way, I’m sure the four-hour drive to West Wendover will be well worth the wait.”
Senior Jacob Means feels the team has to put forth a lot more effort this year.
“We’ve been working hard in practice and preparing for all kinds of questions and find ways to work as a solid team. We have to work extra hard since Cody Hawkins graduated last June,” said Means.
According to Warn, each member of the team has their forte.
“Everyone has their strengths,” said Warn. “Mitchell [Kienholz] is really strong on science and physics questions. Mateo is always our guy for music and composers. Jacob and I tend to know the history and literature questions, but everyone contributes what they know.”
After this weeks match in West Wendover, the Academic Challenge team goes to Spring Creek for regionals and then they’re off to state.