BMS Academic Challenge Team Wins Quiz Bowl
Pictured above is Beachwood's winning team of 8th graders Chandler Kitson, Sean Waxman-Lenz, Daniel Leskov, Swathi Srinivasan, and Yuke Zheng.
Beachwood Middle School's Academic Challenge team defeated Hawken School in the championship match to win the middle school (grades 6-9) Flourish Academic "Rise" quiz bowl tournament, held at Hawken School on Oct. 27.
Beachwood defeated Hawken in the championship match 375 to 235, and also had the high score for the day in the "Synergy" round, during which teams work together to accurately answer 20 questions in two and a half minutes.
The competition emphasizes speed, accuracy, depth of understanding, and teamwork. Teams compete for points by answering questions covering such topics as: math, science, literature, geography, history and current events.
Just formed last winter by BMS teacher Patrice Messer, BMS's Academic Challenge team has 11 members. Two Beachwood teams competed at this competition.