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As part of the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s grant program, we help fund various student activities throughout the school district. One of the programs funded this year was the Amherst High School Quiz Bowl Team. Anne Ward, Social Studies Teacher and Quiz Bowl Advisor, sent along an exciting email and some pictures from the team’s recent trip to Washington, DC.
This past weekend, 10 Amherst students competed in the National History Bee and Bowl National Tournament in Washington, DC. Junior Ben Lackner won 5th place nationally for his individual performance in the Sports and Entertainment portion of the National History Bee, and one team took first place in a varsity consolation final, with the other team coming in second in another consolation final. In addition to competing, the students took a private tour of the US Capitol through Senator Schumer’s office and visited landmarks like the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian.
Teachers Matt Murray and Anne Ward took students Sofia Carbonara, Jane Fan, Ben Lackner, Taylor Johnson, Adam Merkle, Jack Nelson, Skylar Polek, Alex Schick, Lauren Turecki, and Jon White to the 2015 NHBB National Tournament.
This is wonderful news and congratulations Quiz Bowl Team!
Through the generous support of Amherst Alumni, you helped make this happen.
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