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MLWGS hosts GSAC XXVI on March 16

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The Maggie Walker Quiz Bowl team hosted GSAC XXVI on Saturday, March 16th. This tournament had its 26th iteration, but it had stopped in 2018. Thanks to the efforts of dozens of Maggie Walker students, the tournament was revived.

Timothy Porter (’24-Henrico), Katie Watson (’25-Chesterfield), and Brenden Stremler (’25-Chesterifeld) led the students in writing and editing questions, organizing the brackets, and hosting ten rounds of gameplay for seventeen teams from around the state. Devesh Kumar (’24-Henrico) compiled individual player stats and the robotics team helped 3D print the trophies for the winning teams from McLean and Lightridge High Schools.

It is worth noting that most tournaments rely on college students or actual adults to pull off a tournament at this scale, which is a feat very few high schools even attempt! Due to their efforts, the team raised money to travel to national tournaments at the end of the school year. The team is now already planning for GSAC XXVII.

Walker’s quiz bowl team is sponsored by Adam Rotche and Drew Austin of the Science Department.