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Front row left to right: Aletha Rich; Mariah Guevera; Leslie Sharp, MJCL treasurer; Julia Nipper, MJCL president; Amanda McMahan, Quiz Bowl team coach; Megan Mitchell, and Abbie Young
Front row left to right: Aletha Rich; Mariah Guevera; Leslie Sharp, MJCL treasurer; Julia Nipper, MJCL president; Amanda McMahan, Quiz Bowl team coach; Megan Mitchell, and Abbie Young

The Magnolia High School and Magnolia Junior High School Quiz Bowl teams both qualified for the National Quiz Bowl Tournament to be held in New Orleans May 23-27.

At AGQBA 5A South Regional competition on March 9, the MHS team won first place. The team then competed in the 5A Senior High State tournament on April 13. The team made it to the Quarter Finals, finishing in the top six. MHS team member, Terrell Page, was selected to the State All-Tournament team.

Pictured left to right: Back row: Jordan Young, Ashlyn Middleton, Sam Trout, Chris Dai, Jackson Lister(co-captain), Jaliah Larry, Jacob Lewis, Cage Arnold, Ja’Quavious Ross. Front row: Khadija Karim; Leslie Sharp, MJCL treasurer; Leighton Daniels; Julia Nipper, MJCL president; Heath Lewis; Ashley Reed, Quiz Bowl team coach; Troi Kacsir (captain); and Allie Hennison. Not pictured: Coaches Travis Sutton and Angel Lowe
Pictured left to right: Back row: Jordan Young, Ashlyn Middleton, Sam Trout, Chris Dai, Jackson Lister(co-captain), Jaliah Larry, Jacob Lewis, Cage Arnold, Ja’Quavious Ross. Front row: Khadija Karim; Leslie Sharp, MJCL treasurer; Leighton Daniels; Julia Nipper, MJCL president; Heath Lewis; Ashley Reed, Quiz Bowl team coach; Troi Kacsir (captain); and Allie Hennison. Not pictured: Coaches Travis Sutton and Angel Lowe

The Magnolia Junior High Quiz Bowl team will be competing at the National Junior Academic Competition. The MJHS team went undefeated and took first place at regional competition, while having one of the highest averages in the state. The team qualified for nationals by taking third place at the state tournament. This is the third year the MJHS team has qualified for the National Tournament.

Continuing with their mission to serve and support the children of Columbia County, the Magnolia Junior Charity League donated $3,000 to help fund the cost of the two team’s trip to New Orleans.

Terrell Page, State All-tournament team

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