The Quiz Bowl is a team competition that tests your knowledge of all academic disciplines as well as pop culture and sports. Two teams of four students compete against each other with a lockout buzzer system. A moderator reads questions and students “buzz” in. If they answer correctly, they earn points for their team. All 7th and 8th graders (6th grade students see below for club information) are eligible to participate (there is a $25 registration fee). Teams practice once per week on Thursdays from September through May. Participants can choose between the 7:00 AM or 3:15 PM practice times located in Room 223. Area schools take turns hosting tournaments on Saturdays (at least four per year). St. Michael will host the annual Blessed Angela Quiz Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Our 2017-18 Quiz Bowl season was quite successful! We qualified early for the national tournament by taking all three top spots at the Holt Middle School Invitational in November. That earned us a spot as a NAQT Team of the Week.
St. Michael Catholic School (Livonia, MI)'s A, B, and C teams are our #naqtMSteamoftheweek, for going 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the Holt Middle School Invitational From coach Edward Faunt: "St. Michael’s could not have had a better start to our season, with sweeping the trophies at the Holt Middle School Invitation tournament on November 4th. The kids put in a great showing, both individually and as a team, with many students having a personal best day. Both the A and B teams went undefeated in the preliminary rounds, and the C team fought hard to emerge 3-2, which set up a St Michael dominated playoff in the afternoon. The B and C teams had an epic battle during the semi-finals which saw our C team prevail to face the A team in the finals. Their hard work and dedication is definitely paying off, and we can not wait for our next tournament at Detroit Catholic Central on December 9th." @livstmichael @livoniastmichael #teamoftheweek #quizbowl #naqt #michigan
We placed 1st and 3rd in the Fall Classic at Catholic Central High School in December. St. Michael hosted 24 teams at our own Blessed Angela Quiz Tournament in February and finished in 3rd place. The Michigan Middle School State Championship was held at Catholic Central in March and the Gaels took 3rd place out of 26 teams. For the seventh year in a row, we participated in the NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT), which was held in Dallas, TX this past spring.
The 2018 MSNCT which was held in Rosemont, Illinois in May. The 2019 MSNCT will again be held in Rosemont, IL May 10-12.
Quiz Bowl Club is open to interested 6th graders and is moderated by Mrs. Jewell, Mrs. Skubik, and former St. Michael Quiz Bowl players. The purpose is to introduce students to Quiz Bowl and build experience. The club meets every other Friday in Room 116 from 3:15-4:30 from October-April. There is no fee for this club.