This year has been extremely successful for Garfield in many facets. Athletically our students made monumental playoff runs. The JAG Band earned their second consecutive rating of “1” at the OMEA State competition. Finally, this weekend we will celebrate a historic achievement academically. Each year our Quiz Bowl team, lead by advisor Iva Walker, performs extremely well in each showdown of cranium competitiveness. This year however, the team finished in the top 4 at the PTC meet and performed at such a high level they qualified for the national competition! Sponsored by National Academic Championship, the competition will take place in Chicago, Illinois June 10-12, 2017.
Garfield’s competition team includes seniors Joe Emrick and Christian Crawford, Juniors Jason Riebe, Haley Kern, Jack Lawrence and Kevin Splinter, Sophomores Hunter Sopher and Zoe Swenson and Freshman Nathan Phillips.
The Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary Club has supported the team by donating over $1,500 to help send the entire team to Chicago. The JAG Quiz Bowl Team will leave this Friday to compete against over 125 teams from across the country in Chicago. Best of luck G-Men!