The Chaffin Junior High Quiz Bowl team won the Arkansas Quiz Bowl 7A state championship Feb. 25 in Searcy. Because the junior high Quiz Bowl championships are organized by the Arkansas Governors Quiz Bowl Association (ACQBA) with a Red and a Blue Bracket, the Ramsey Junior High School Quiz Bowl Team also won state championship honors.
Chaffin Team members include: Noah Risley, Seth Geoates, Mahdir Anower, Lucas Teoh, Leyton Elmore, Haris Rana, Garrett Locknar, Luke Stouffer, Zach Bean, Ashton Bailey, Sam Hansson, Gabe Davis, Kenneth Clardy, Josh Waack, Jack Minnick, Jack Wolchied, Slate Stanton, Izabel Collins, Myriam Rodas, Tran Nguyen, Lilly Smith, Kate Keyser, Anna Tilley and Vivian Apple. The Chaffin Quiz Bowl Team is coached by Amy Markham. The 24-student team will compete in national Quiz Bowl championships May 31 through June 5 in Washington D.C.
In addition, Mahdir Anower and Noah Risley were the top two scorers in the Blue Bracket respectively. Ramsey Junior High School's Sarah Long also qualified for the All Star Championship as the No. 1 All Star in the Red Bracket. Anower, Risley and Long will compete in the All Star Quiz Bowl Championship Saturday, March 4, at Arkansas State University in Beebe.
Although they did not qualify for the national championship, the Ramsey Quiz Bowl team won first place honors in the Red Bracket at the state tournament. Team members include: Brooklyn Ray, captain; Sarah Long; Cohen Scoggins; Matthew Alt; Anthony Pham; Kadin Hyatt; Megan Taylor; Theavan Saitang; Will Stewart; Rafe Wilhite; Abby Spiotto; Lauren Roughley; Ellia Crase; Micah Alt; Hannah Owens; Cayton Riggs; and Ella Friery. The Ramsey Quiz Bowl Team is coached by Teresa Freeman and Gia Bethel