Quiz bowl has been working hard despite all the challenges Covid-19 has introduced. Although this year has presented many hurdles, the team is chomping at the bit to prove to the world their intellectual prowess.
First of all, instead of sitting in a line of desks and sharing buzzers, they now have to social distance at different desks and use a website to buzz in their answers. Mrs. Lenser, the quiz bowl coach, says that the hardest part of this dreary year is that there have been no competitions yet. As of right now, there is no plan for Columbus to participate in any contests. Some matches are happening over zoom calls, however, Columbus does not have the proper equipment to allow them to join the contests. On the flip side of that, since there are no competitions, the practices get to be relaxed. Members get to walk into practice stress-free, and have a fun time practicing their trivia.
Senior member Syrus Jeffcoat states that his favorite part of quiz bowl this year is getting to meet new people in a more relaxed environment. He enjoyed experimenting with the new virtual style of quiz bowl, though he misses the old competitions. Fisher Cyza, a freshman, says although quiz bowl has had a frustrating year, he intends to stay in the club. He looks up to sophomores Cooper Duranski and Greg Davidchik as to how he could possibly excel in the future.
Quiz bowl is always accepting new members, so if you are interested in joining, stop by Mrs. Lenser’s room, G233, any Thursday afterschool to observe and participate in a quiz bowl practice.