The Academic Challenge team will be traveling to Ely for their first competition of the year in January.
Advisor Mrs. Lisa Scott is looking forward to the competitions this year. The team lost their lead point scorer, Cody Hawkins, so Scott is hoping seniors Josie Warn, Jacob Means and Mateo Hernandez will “step up and fill his shoes.”
Josie Warn has been on the team since freshman year. She always liked the TV show “Jeopardy”, and trivia in general.
“When Mrs. Scott was like ‘Hey, trivia’ I was like ‘Hey, alright’,” said Warn.
Warn stated that Academic Challenge isn’t all about trivia. Being a member of the team is quite the experience.
“I think my favorite part about it is the camaraderie that comes along with it,” said Warn. “We’ve really gotten to know the other teams we play and gotten to know each other.”
Mateo Hernandez has also been a member of the team since freshman year. Hernandez stated that he enjoys the experience of being on the team.
“My favorite part is the teamwork aspect of it and being able to use my skills,” said Hernandez.
Hernandez hopes “to take state by storm again.”
Scott also has very high hopes for the team, and states she hope to “win it all.”