Scholars Bowl team to attend regionals

Sara Naatz and Sara Naatz

With a record of 50 wins and six losses, the Scholars Bowl team prepares for the regional competition which will take place on Thursday, Feb. 2.
Last year, the Scholars Bowl team was named 5A State Champion, and sponsor Adam Wade says the team hopes to continue with this same level of success.
Juniors Asim Zaidi and Jamie Brower, sophomores Luke Chen and Ajay Subramanian and freshman Luke Conners will compete in the regional competition.
Categories include communication arts, social studies, science, math, fine arts, year in review and foreign language.
“We are the strongest in math and science and social studies,” Wade said. “Me being a math teacher means most kids I recruit are good at math, and math kids are usually good at science. And Jamie Brower is a total geography whiz.”
With such a wide array of questions, Brower said it helps to have members who excel in different categories.
“This year we have a lot of people that specialize in certain areas,” he said. “Everyone has their own specialty.”
Science Knowledge Bowl will fall on the same day as Scholars Bowl. Though the seniors on the Scholars Bowl team, Allen Zhu, Spencer Ho, Danny Theisen and Alex Schoenberg, chose to compete in Science Knowledge Bowl instead of Scholars Bowl, Wade said they contributed greatly to the team’s successful record.
The State Scholars Bowl competition will be on Saturday, Feb. 11.