Scholastic Bowl Competes
Saturday’s Scholastic Bowl competition was at Streator High School. The competition consisted of all the Mid-Illini Conference schools: Pekin, East Peoria, Washington, Morton, Metamora, Dunlap, and Canton.
Mary Beth Roffman, the coach of the varsity team for PCHS, said that the team did “very well”. The PCHS varsity team won three rounds and lost two rounds in the morning competition. The team fell just short of the afternoon’s championship rounds by just one win. Ms. Roffman explained that the points are broken down as “toss up questions are 15 points each, bonus questions are ten points each, and the max number of points you can potentially get is 45 points”. Usually, there are 20 toss up questions per round and about three bonus questions per round. Ms. Roffman has been coaching the scholastic bowl team for about six years.
Mrs. Marcene Farley is the coach of the junior varsity scholastic bowl team. Currently, the JV team has record of 13 wins and 13 losses so far for the season. When asked if she could see any room for improvement, she responded with “more winning”. Mrs. Farley has been a coach of the JV scholastic bowl team for 12 years.
Troy Moisman is a senior on the varsity scholastic bowl team, and he has been on the team for three years and was on his junior high school’s team as well. The main topics that got him interested in being on the scholastic bowl team are math, astronomy, and physics. The kind of questions asked during a competition are “Find the derivative of a number.” and “What is the capital of Washington state?”
The JV scholastic bowl team has one more regular season competition left, and if they make it to the post-season, they have up to three more competitions left.