Marlborough – On Nov, 16, the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School's (AMSA) Quiz Bowl Team came in first place in a history bowl tournament at the Pioneer Charter School in Everett. Coached by history teacher Jessica Bowen, the team of Abhinav Kurada, Shashank Madhu, Greg Theos, and Tim Morissey defeated Lexington High School to take the victory.
The four teammates played in five 30-minute, head-to-head match ups. Aside from the team performance, each player showed off their own knowledge in the individual history bee with Shashank taking first place and Abhinav, Greg, and Tim finishing fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively.
Additionally, Abhinav earned second place in the tournament's Geography Olympiad.
The team also hosted its own tournament Nov. 23. AMSA, as the host school, was ineligible to compete. The AMSA community reached out to help make the event run smoothly, with English teachers Steven Smyth and Martha Richardson, and history teachers Bethany Bartolini and Edward Fortier, volunteering as moderators.
The tournament was a great success, with participation from 12 teams from nine different schools. Acton-Boxborough won the tournament.
For the second straight year, AMSA's team has already qualified to appear on WGBH's High School Quiz Show. The quiz bowl team's episode will air in February.