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Norfolk Catholic Earns Top Honors in Northeast Quiz Bowl

Norfolk Catholic Earns Top Honors in Northeast Quiz Bowl

NORFOLK, Neb. --- Norfolk Catholic finished first and O’Neill St. Mary’s was second in the double-elimination Quiz Bowl championships that took place on Wednesday, April 10, at Northeast Community College.

St. Mary’s met Bancroft-Rosalie in the consolation match to determine second and third, with St. Mary’s answering a question at the end to edge the Panthers. 

In the competition, toss-up questions were worth five points. Teams that get the toss-up question correctly receive a bonus question worth 10 points. If a team misses the toss-up question, it is reread, and the other team can answer. If that team answers correctly, it receives an opportunity for the bonus question and 10 points. 

The team from Norfolk Catholic consisted of Alec Foecking, captain; William Harrington, Marley Akin-Olugbade, Jordan Aschoff and Owen Snodgress. Josh Springer was the coach. 

O’Neill St. Mary’s was represented by Kaylin Gaughenbaugh, Delaney Wohlert, Lauren Winkelbauer, Jacob Popkes and Eli Banks. Erika Winkelbauer served as the coach. 

Bancroft-Rosalie consisted of Jordyn Siebrandt, Sage White, Kailey Raasch, A.J. Wiese, Kayl Gomez and Ava Nelson. James Hulstein was the coach. 

There were 28 teams entered, representing over 140 students. 

Schools sending teams to the Quiz Bowl competition, included: Atkinson West Holt, Bancroft-Rosalie; Bartlett Wheeler Central, Battle Creek; Boone Central; Crofton; Elgin; Elgin Pope John XXIII Central Catholic, Emerson-Hubbard; Guardian Angels Central Catholic, Howells-Dodge Consolidated; Keya Paha County; Lyons-Decatur Northeast; Madison; Norfolk Catholic; Oakland-Craig; O’Neill St. Mary’s; Pender; Pierce; Stanton; Stuart; Summerland; Verdigre, Wausa, West Point-Beemer, Winnebago; Wisner-Pilger and Wynot. 

Norfolk Catholic, first 

Members of the Norfolk Catholic Quiz Bowl team are (front, from left) Marley Akin-Olugbade, Jordan Aschoff, Alec Foecking, William Harrington; and (back, from left) Josh Springer, coach; and Owen Snodgrass. (Northeast Community College)