The Quiz Bowl is a team competition that tests your knowledge of all academic disciplines as well as pop culture and sports. Two teams of four students compete against each other with a lockout buzzer system. A moderator reads questions and students “buzz” in. If they answer correctly, they earn points for their team. All 7th and 8th graders are eligible to participate. Sixth graders can join the Quiz Bowl Club. Teams practice once per week on Thursdays from September through May. Participants can choose between the 7:00 AM or 3:15 PM practice times. There is a $30 registration fee.
Area schools take turns hosting tournaments on Saturdays. Our quiz bowl teams participate in approximately 4 regular season tournaments per year. St. Michael hosts the annual Blessed Angela Quiz Tournament (BAQT) in Frebuary. In 2019, 24 teams participated. The 2020 BAQT will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
For eight years in a row, the St. Michael Quiz Bowl team has participated in the NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) in the spring.
St. Michael Quiz Bowl has qualified for the 2020 MSNCT which will be held in Rosemont, IL May 8-10.
Quiz Bowl Club
Quiz Bowl Club is open to interested 6th graders and is moderated by Mrs. Jewell, Mrs. Skubik, and former St. Michael Quiz Bowl players. The purpose is to introduce students to Quiz Bowl and build experience. The club meets every other Friday in Room 116 from 3:15-4:30 from October-April. There is no fee for this club.