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Van-Far wins Quiz Bowl Sectionals, advances to State as Top 4 team

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Front row, from left: Kris Hayden, Harley Young, Kiera Hayden, Kaylee Heck-Preston and Advisor Teresa Winders. Back row: Trevor Winders, Parker Hull, Cameron Jones, Jayden Kurz and McKenna Eng-Hoffman.  Photo courtesy of the Van-Far School District.

The Van-Far Quiz Bowl team’s run towards a championship season began at Canton High School last week, on April 17, during the Class 2, District 6 Tournament. The Indians defeated Cairo 270 to 160 at the tournament, and then defeated Scotland County 260 to 140.

Cameron Jones, a junior, was the top scorer at District and medaled.

On Tuesday, April 27, the Indians traveled to Huntsville and took first place at Sectionals. Van-Far defeated Westran 240 to 160 and finished the tournament as a Top 4 team in the state.

“Cameron answered nine of the 20 toss-up questions correctly,” said Teresa Winders, a Van-Far teacher and team advisor. “I am very proud of all my kids! On to state!” 

Next week, the team will travel to Columbia for the Class 2 State Tournament where they will face a tough North Platte team at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. North Platte currently has a record of 12-1.

“We are going to state with the highest score,” Winders noted.