Matthew Tavarez, Sean Alderson, Ingrid Singleton, Steph Areford, Shelby Guldan, Patrick Fidler, Callie McAdams & Tod Yang
Members of the high school quiz bowl team, advised by Mr. Tom O’Hare, won first place in the Central Carolina Technical College Academic Challenge on November 3. Fourteen four-student teams from area public and private schools participated in the day-long competition. The team of seniors Steph Areford & Matthew Tavarez and juniors Shelby Guldan & Ingrid Singleton placed first in the general knowledge exam and first in the team essay competition. The team of seniors Patrick Fidler & Tod Yang and juniors Sean Alderson & Callie McAdams placed first in the academic challenge competition. The general knowledge exam was a computer-based 100 question multiple choice exam with the categories of history & literature, business & industry, science, social science, and mathematics. Of the 56 students who took the exam, three Wilson Hall students achieved the highest scores. Steph won first place in social science, Matthew won first place in science, and Tod won first place in mathematics. For the team essay competition teams were given a topic and asked to compose a short essay within one hour, and the academic challenge was a Jeopardy style competition.