Ten teams clashed, and one walked away victorious in an annual Quiz Bowl held in Mount Airy.
The 10 teams included all five traditional high schools in Surry County and teams from Alleghany High School, South Stokes High School and the Surry, Stokes and Yadkin Early Colleges.
They met at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy bright and early Saturday morning to take part in the decades’ long tradition known as Quiz Bowl.
Teams sent four representatives to the stage at a time to take on another school’s contingent of four in a series of questions covering a number of subject matters ranging from history to the arts. Teams were scored based on how many questions they answered correctly, and the points-value of questions corresponded with the level of difficulty.
They competed on a head-to-head basis, working their ways through the 10-team, double elimination bracket.
Homer Dearmin, King’s city manager, served as the event’s moderator and said the contingents sent by each school were filled with tomorrow’s success stories.
“The Quiz Bowl represents the best and brightest of our young people,” said Dearmin.
Dearmin took part in the event throughout his high school years at East Surry High School. He went on to be a judge for seven years and has moderated the event for the past three years.
“We have some great students who take part and some great sponsors,” added Dearmin. “It really is a worthwhile effort.”
Though many students and teams showed an exceptional knowledge of the many categories covered by questions, it was the contingent from Surry Central which rose above all others.
The team did…
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