Thursday, February 7, 2013
The team took the title after it missed out on a shot at the title last year after an error in calculating the score last year.
Victory tasted extra sweet for Watertown Middle School's Quiz Bowl team after it missed out on a shot at the title last year due to a scoring glitch. On Jan. 26, the team of 10 middle schoolers headed to Malden Catholic for the competition and came home with the grand prize. The students answered questions about presidents, impressionists, environmental science, American playwrights, pop culture and mental math, according to Watertown Middle School social studies teacher and team leader Kara Conceison. Then they moved on to the wild card round, after which they qualified for the championship round, as one of the top three teams. That proved to the sticking point last year, but the students did not let it stop them this year. "Last year …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Watertown team missed out on the honor over the weekend due to a miscalculation, but received the trophy Monday.
Patience was a virtue for Watertown Middle School's Quiz Bowl team, which got the first place trophy at Monday's School Committee meeting having been left out of the celebration over the weekend due to a miscalculation. The competition, held at Malden Catholic High School, tests student's knowledge of the Massachusetts State Frameworks, said Kara Conceison, a sixth-grade English teacher and team moderator. Watertown's MC division team got the high score in the preliminary compeition, but due to a mistake in the calculations the WMS students did not get to compete in the finals, which includes the top three teams. The team members are eighth graders Jeremy Holt and Cris Patvakanian; seventh graders Danielle Schwalm, Julia Moynihan, Ben …
Sunday, February 6, 2011
The students showed their knowledge in the competition in Malden.
Students from Watertown Middle School earned the second place trophy at the Quiz Bowl competition at Malden Catholic High School, reports Watertown Splash, the WMS newspaper. The seven member team, coached by sixth-grader English teacher Kara Conceison, was one of three schools to advance to the final round from the original pool of 13. Students were tested on questions written by Malden Catholic students, including: How much trash does the EPA estimate the average household produce everyday?; and How much power does a recycled aluminum can generate?