Northmont academic team wins 4th competiton out of state

Northmont High School’s Academic Challenge team seems to be the people to beat this school year. Left to right: Seth Eggleston, Zach Weeks, Sean Scranton, Amara Nwanoro and Samantha Street. CONTRIBUTED

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Northmont High School’s Academic Challenge team seems to be the people to beat this school year. Left to right: Seth Eggleston, Zach Weeks, Sean Scranton, Amara Nwanoro and Samantha Street. CONTRIBUTED

Northmont High School’s Academic Challenge team just added to its list of wins with a weekend event in Davenport, Iowa.

The team competed in the National History Bee and Bowl competition. The victory qualifies the team a national event.

It marked the fourth competition the team has won this school year, all of them in different states. The team is currently in first place in the GWOC East/West Division.

The first half of the Iowa event was the bowl, a team event that focused on questions regarding social studies. Northmont was able to dominate this portion with a perfect record and defeated Davenport Central 400-90 in the championship game.

This win helped Northmont qualify to the National History Bowl National Championship tournament in April in Washington, D.C.

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The second half of the competition was the bee, in which individuals compete. Northmont students took the top four spots. Sophomores Sean Scranton, Samantha Street, Seth Eddleston and Amara Nwanoro were the top four students.

Those students along with sophomore Zach Weeks have all qualified as individuals to go to the National History Bee National Championship that is held concurrently with the bowl in April.

The Academic Challenge Team consists of grades nine through 12, but the national championship event groups teams into a junior/senior division and a freshman/sophomore division, according to Academic Challenge Coach and Northmont Social Studies teacher David Jones.

Visit the school's website for updates on the progress of the Challenge Team or contact Information Officer Jenny Wood at 937-832-5037 for more information.

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