Conway Junior High team wins national championship

The Conway Junior High School Quiz Bowl Team recently won the 2013 National Academic Championship.

The competition was held in New Orleans May 25-27.   

Members of the team include Tim Ablondi, Alex Brewington, Joe Coker, Ben Coney, Zelda Engeler-Young, Megan Haase, Kate Lange, Connor Lichtenwalter, Kennedy Reynolds, Trey Smith and Matthew Sweere.

“This is the most talented group of students I believe we’ve ever had,” said Paula McKee, coach for the team. “The Hazen group we defeated in the finals was a one-man team, basically, because he scored all of their points except for 10 of them. 

“My group is so well-rounded. Each of them is very talented.”