Friday, May 28, 2010

Off to Chicago!

I probably won't be able to blog this weekend. We're taking 11 students to compete in the national quiz bowl tournament in Chicago today. We'll be touring a small bit of the windy city today and then testing our skills against teams from all around the country.

UPDATE: After the first day's competition, our top team has a seven and three record. Our B team has a five and five record. There are some mighty smart teenagers here.

UPDATE II: After the first day, our A team was ranked 17th out of 200 teams and our B team was 118th. Unfortunately, the finals didn't go as well for us and we got knocked out after three rounds. But the kids had a load of fun and enjoyed the Art Institute and seeing many of the paintings and artists we've studied for quiz bowl.