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.