Bright Future for Quiz Bowl

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The W.T. Clarke High School Quiz Bowl team is enjoying its first year in existence and is the brainchild of juniors Arjun Panickssery and Ankit Sayed. Both students are veterans of the W.T. Clarke Middle School history bee and have continued their quest for knowledge.

The program has a varsity and junior varsity team comprised of four members on each team. The varsity team is included in the Regional Quiz Bowl League that covers more than 25 teams from across Long Island. Team practices double as tryouts and no prior experience is needed to join.  Holding practices like this allows different people to try out at each practice. Topics of the quiz bowl range from British writer’s to Bolivian counter-insurgency.  

The Regional League team meets once a month from November to March and there are invitational tournaments throughout the year. The W.T. Clarke varsity team stands at 1-1 this year, which includes a victory against Syosset and a narrowly missed semifinal spot at the Long Island Fall Tournament on November 17 at Kellenberg Memorial High School. 

Under the direction of adviser Adnen Ayari, the Quiz Bowl team looks to succeed, expand and grow in the years to come.