COMPETING WITH HISTORY
Competing with History
Sayville History Club Team at Nationals
After qualifying for Nationals at the Long Island and New York City Regional Competition, the Sayville History Club’s Inaugural Quiz Bowl Team, Sean Lorthioir, Michael Sugarman, Curran Boyce, and Jared Bergen were galvanized. Each week, they diligently prepared for the National Geography Challenge by researching past questions and practicing the different formats of the bowl. They were already making school history as being the first History Club team to compete in the National History Bowl competition, scheduled this year in Arlington, VA for April 26th through28th.
At the Nationals, the Sayville team competed against 1,200 other students from private and public school s representing all 50 states. History Club Advisors Mr. Michael Pace and Mrs. Sue Hart expressed their pride in the boys for taking on this endeavor with such vigor and enthusiasm. “The competition was fierce,” Mrs. Hart said, “and the team members held their own, advancing to the second round on Saturday evening. In addition, Sean Lorthioir competed on Friday evening in the National Geography Challenge. After five hours of written and oral competition, he placed 50th! Truly a commendable feat being that this was his first time participating in such an event.”
Both Mr. Pace and Mrs. Hart would like to thank and acknowledge the spectacular efforts by this Inaugural Quiz Bowl Team during the National History Bowl competition. Advisors and competitors are looking forward to building upon this success for next year.