Missouri Students Headed to National Quiz Bowl in Chicago

17 quiz bowl teams from across Missouri are on their way to Chicago for the gathering of the nation’s top small school teams. That’s the most from any state at this year’s contest, and those teams received a send-off from Doctor Margie Vandeven, commissioner of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:

Fair Grove’s title defense will be led by Charlie Harp and Aidyn Owings. They’ll be one of four teams from the Mid-Lakes Conference. Meanwhile, Hallsville is one of three teams from Boone County, joined by Centralia and Southern Boone. Five teams will make their first-ever trip to nationals, including defending Class Two state champions Weaubleau.
Teams will scrimmage this evening, ahead of ten prelim games Saturday. Teams with a 6-4 or better record will advance to double-elimination playoffs Sunday.
Kyle will have updates from Chicago this weekend on our area teams