Honors Program to Host Annual Quiz Bowl

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Fairmont State University’s Honors Program will host its annual Quiz Bowl at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.  Eight teams from West Virginia high schools will be competing for first place. The schools participating in this year’s competition are East Fairmont High School, Liberty High School, South Harrison High School, University High School and Woodrow Wilson High School.

The faculty advisors for each school are Miriam Straka (EFHS), Stephen Howard (LHS), David McQuain (UHS), Lisa Stout (SHHS) and Mary Jo Snow (WWHS).

"This event is an interesting one not only to attend but also to be a part of organizing. It is amazing to see the amount of knowledge these high school students have acquired in each of the subjects," said Faith Stout, a member of the Honor students organizing Quiz Bowl 2016.

The Honors Quiz Bowl has four categories: History, Pop Culture, English and Math and Science. Each team of four players will compete in four rounds, answering questions by a moderator from Fairmont State’s Honors Program. Each round lasts 10 minutes, and students attempt to answer as many questions as possible within that time frame.

"Quiz Bowl provides a unique experience for high school students to interact with college students to show their knowledge in a trivial style competition,” said Miranda Oliverio, a member of the Honors students organizing Quiz Bowl 2016.