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Quiz Team qualifies for national competition for the third year in a row

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february 4, 2013

What are the two asymptotes of the equation “y=1/x”? What four-letter Hawaiian word meaning “fast” has lent its name to a very popular online reference and research site? What is the process by which leaves emit water through stomata? Just a few the questions posed in the most recent Academic Bowl—a Jeopardy-type competition testing high school students’ knowledge of history, literature, mathematics, science, current events and more. Schuylerville’s Quiz Team has excelled in this competition, making the members eligible for national level competition for the third year in a row.

Schuylerville’s Quiz Team members are: Rob D’Andrea, Tom Greeno, Brendan Matos, Emily Pieper (alternate), Luke Pumiglia (captain), McKenzie Prunier and Rob Woodruff. According to Quiz Team Advisor Tom Bryson, Luke and Tom are the team’s top two individual scorers, with Luke referred to as a “juggernaut” by other teams’ coaches.

The Academic Bowl has two rounds of toss-up questions similar (similar to Jeopardy) and two rounds that allow team members to confer and have an answer presented by team captains. In the first competition, Schuylerville beat South Glens Falls and then moved on to better North Warren in the semifinals. The team was edged out of the first place position in the finals by Saratoga Springs; however the top three teams are eligible to move on to nationals.

Congratulations to Schuylerville’s team for its continued accomplishments!

Oh, in case you’re wondering about the answers to the questions posed above, they are:

 

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