NHS competes in District Scholars Bowl
This event is a contest that challenges the basic knowledge of teams from different PUSD schools. Sunrise’s team was composed of five students that the National Honor Society chose.
“The Scholars Bowl is a district competition of National Honor Society where we compete against other schools with trivia questions,” NHS President Richard Phan said.
National Honor Society chose five members to represent Sunrise in the event. The members were Phan, senior Kelsey Stopkey, junior Stefan Dudzinski, junior Caleb Hutchison and junior Christian Cura.
Sunrise Mountain did not place in the event, but performed better than the members expected.
“Sunrise Mountain as a team was severely unprepared,” Cura said. “However, against Centennial, who performed very well during the practice round, we competed quite vigorously and almost defeated them- final score being nine to twelve.”
The contest is composed of trivia questions from mathematics, science, US history and Arizona History.
“It’s kind of fun to see how much you know about trivial things that you wouldn’t really think about on a daily business,” Hutchison said.
Phan, as well as several of the other members, thought the selection of general knowledge questions were “hilarious.”
“For the general knowledge questions, they asked how many edges were on a quarter and who the mascot was for Progressive,” Phan said.
In the end, NHS was able to demonstrate its knowledge to the Peoria Unified School District.
“Sunrise proved that through teamwork and dedication, we can stand up to any school,” Cura said.