On Monday, September 13th, and Tuesday, September 14th, those who were interested in participating in Penn’s academic Quiz Bowl team came to room 136 to engage in a battle of wits and trivia. Over both days, more than twenty people new and old to Quiz Bowl sat with buzzers in their hands and practiced answering questions in a fast-paced Quiz Bowl format.

“We’re excited to have a lot of new faces about, so it was really nice,” said Brian May, the team coach.

May also spoke on how COVID-19 changed how Quiz Bowl functioned, and how it’s planned to begin returning to normal this year: “I’m excited that we should hopefully have in-person matches,” he stated. “… Due to transportation issues, schedule changes, virtual, hybrid… [competitions in the fall] got pushed back into the spring semester, so it was a little weird how we had to wait a lot longer to complete.”

“[Quiz Bowl] is really fun, especially if people like trivia, and it’s one of those things where you don’t have to be a know-it-all at all… It is, to me, a really great way for people to have a good community-building experience outside of class, but you don’t have to be an expert at something.”

Quiz Bowl meets every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:15 in Room 136. If interested, email Mr. May at bmay@phm.k12.in.us or Mr. Conner at aconner@phm.k12.in.us.