Quiz Bowl is fast-paced competition that involves answering questions from a variety of academic subject areas. Contestants buzz in on a buzzer system and then answer tossup questions in turn. Bonus points are awarded if tossup questions are answered early on in the reading of a question. The team answering the tossup question correctly then gets directed questions where conferring with teammates is allowed.
Practice competitions are held throughout the year, and Atkins will participate as time allows. Many students who compete on the Quiz Bowl team also compete on the Twelve Team at Atkins. Practices for these two teams will typically be held on alternating Tuesdays in the fall, with Mr. Hamilton coaching Quiz Bowl and Mr. Arzillo coaching the Twelve Team.
We attended an invitational tournament on October 19, 2019 hosted by STEM Early College on the Campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. The regional competition will be held on March 7, 2020, and the State tournament will be held on March 21, 2020 for this school year's competition. See the link below for more information.