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Quiz Bowl team results from the High School National Championship Tournament

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Congratulations to the Maggie Walker Quiz Bowl team for representing our school at the High School National Championship Tournament over the holiday weekend in Atlanta!  Senior Sam Lichtman (Henrico) captained the final matches of his high school career with support from junior Vien Nguyen (Henrico) and sophomores Sam McNamee (Chesterfield), Bharathi Kancharla (Henrico), Timothy Porter (Henrico), and Yash Saxena (Henrico).  The team narrowly missed the playoffs with a 5-5 record and several nail-biting games that came down to a single question.  The team came in 109 overall out of a field of 272 of the top teams in the entire country.  This is a really impressive performance for such a young group – keep your eye on these players and others as we push ourselves in invitational tournaments, Battle of the Brains, VHSL, and national tournaments next year!  

Extra congratulations are due to Sam McNamee, who was recognized by NAQT with a Rising Star Award.  Sam earned his trophy for being one of the top individual point scoring sophomores in the entire tournament.  Great job, Sam!

The Quiz Bowl team was sponsored by faculty member Adam Rotche and Juanita Lasswell.