Bishop Kelley Academic Bowl Team Places First Nationally
SMART STUDENTS: The Bishop Kelley High School Academic Bowl team placed first among 155 high school teams nationwide and had one of the fastest completion times in a December online academic quiz competition. Pictured are academic bowl team members Joshua Gottes, Devin Raine, Angela Brown and Joseph Mellor.
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Bishop Kelley High School Academic Bowl team placed first among 155 high school teams across the country in a December online academic quiz competition.
Bishop Kelley’s team had one of the fastest completion times in the contest and was the only team to answer more than 75 percent of questions correctly, according to Academic Bowl Coach Medea Bendel.
Questions Unlimited, qunlimited.com, held its first national online tournament in December, and Bishop Kelley has participated twice in this tournament and plans to compete again in April, Bendel says.
The team finished first among 155 teams from across the nation; crosstown rival Booker T. Washington High School finished seventh. Teams that registered could go online to take the test during a week-long window, and scores were based on an honors system, says Bendel. Coaches monitored students to ensure they did not use phones and that they did their own work.
Nearly 1,000 high school academic competitions across the country use Questions Unlimited, the largest supplier of official tournament questions and answers for academic competition.
In February, the Bishop Kelley Academic Bowl team won its third state championship in a row and fourth win in five years.