Trivia Night fun
March 8, 2017
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Meridian High School held their Trivia Night on Saturday, March 4, 2017, as a fundraiser for the Scholastic Bowl team.
“The money we raise goes for scholastic bowl scholarships and new buzzer sets,” says senior Scholastic Bowl member Claire Reynolds. Reynolds also said they have a trivia night every year and she helped write some of the questions and graded the answers to see who got what right.
Junior Scholastic Bowl member Sydney Camfield said she will be working the raffle table and selling tickets at Trivia Night. She also added, “We use the money raised for scholarships and uniforms.”
Scholastic Bowl sponsor Ms. Johnson says, “I prepare 10 sets of questions, each round has 10 sets of questions in it about sports, movies and music, mostly trivia type things.” Some questions are more academic. The varsity scholastic bowl students write half of the questions and Johnson writes the other half.
Teams will have anywhere from 6 to 10 players and they will work together on all of the questions. There are no individual questions or buzzers like there is in the regular scholastic bowl season. “We will read one question at a time and have time to work and then they turn in their answers at the end of the round after ten questions. We will keep a running total, the winning team will win $200.00, second place is $100.00 and third place is $50.00,” Johnson adds.
Didi Camfield also organized a bag raffle with twenty prizes for the event. Lori Nixon generously donated pulled pork again this year. “The proceeds go towards scholarships for the experienced 4-year scholastic bowl players. A small portion will go for t-shirts. Last year we made so much money that I did just small scholarships for the 3-year members. We gave the biggest scholarships last year that we had ever given,” says Johnson.