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WELCOME TO LENAPE VALLEY REGIONAL'S 2017-18 QUIZ BOWL TEAM WEBSITE



WHAT WE ARE ABOUT...

Academic Quiz Bowl is a competitive arena that affords our students the opportunity to display knowledge and skill in a variety of platforms. Basically, there are two types of Quiz Bowl student:

1.  Those who know a lot about something.
2.  Those who know a little about everything

A third group is always welcome:

3.  Those who enjoy camaraderie, friendship and trivia(l) competition.

We meet bi-weekly to start our "preseason" and weekly once our competitive season begins in November. All practices are held in B205. Our competitions occur in various venues and on various dates. Please check the calendar (center) and the "Where and When" for an updated schedule of practices and competitions.

Our first meeting is Tuesday, November 7 in B205, but we keep an open enrollment. If you are curious about what we do, see Mr. Kisatsky in the English/History office or any one of the current competitors listed in the middle of this page.


We have been winning for quite some time....




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WHO WE USED TO BE...
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 Our team smiling one last time before academically battling our S.C.I.L. foes at Jefferson. Last year's team captured the number one seed with a 6-1 record, only to fall in the opening round by two questions to Jefferson. (February 2016)



At the twelfth annual Leonia High School NorJ.A.C. tournament (February 6, 2016)


Academic Quiz Bowl


WHO WE ARE...

Kaitlyn Andolena '19
Molly Clawson '19
Devon Dachisen, '18
Connor Duffy, '21
Ian Hall '19
Aaron Kumar '19
Rachel Lefurge '19
Anne Nemeth '19
Christopher Pellinger, '20
Evan Stull, '20
Robert Swincki, '20
Sean Tracey '19

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WHO WE WERE...
(still fun to reminisce)

FOUR  DAYS OF FOOD, FUN AND COMPETITION IN NEW ORLEANS

                     
First stop, the legendary Mother's for some breakfast. 
World's Best Baked Ham? Congratulations!
The equally legendary Cafe Du Monde, where we met our gastrointestinal match...
At the Armstrong International Airport... no problems THIS time, right?
A trio of firsts--jumbalaya, gumbo, and etouffee....yum, yum and yum...
The calm before the storm of knowledge...
Shannon planned it, and we were rewarded at DAT ICEROLL....
Post-WW II Museum pizza
The World War II Museum... still a lot to learn
It's over, and we celebrate what was and what could have been...

LENAPE VALLEY WINS THE 2016-17 S.C.I.L. QUIZ BOWL TITLE

The team completed an undefeated run with a 850-700 victory over Sparta to win the 2016-17 S.C.I.L. Academic Quiz Bowl Tournament. Led by senior captain Sean Kumar, the team earned first seeding, defeating fourth seed High Point before securing the title in a closely-contested match. 

This title is the seventh in school history and the fourth under Christopher Kisatsky, now in his seventeenth year as the team's advisor.

"They are a great group of young people--competitive, intellectually curious, pleasant to be around--and I couldn't be happier for them," said Coach Kisatsky. "They practice how they play--with a loose confidence that also values what Quiz Bowl is all about. They have fun with this forum, but they respect the competitive nature of the program."

Though Kisatsky acknowledges quiz bowl requires a team effort, he also makes clear that the team has a powerhouse player in Kumar, "an ambassador of the sport and our team in every sense of the word."

"He seems to be in a constant state of learning, competing, and recruiting," Kisatsky says of Kumar. "As early as his freshman year, he was already planning what we needed to be better, to compete every year. Not surprisingly, the key ingredient is Sean."

As for the team, Kisatsky notes that behind every strong quiz bowl organization is rigorous curriculum and challenging master teachers. 

"We cannot possibly cover all that can be asked in our practices. Ultimately, quiz bowl practice is a student's academic schedule and how much he/she puts into mastering the material. I know our teachers in general, and our Honors/AP teachers in particular, take pride in teaching both content and their students. Many times, a right answer in a competition is swiftly followed by a teacher's name--a student will volunteer he/she knew it because of a lesson presented by one of our faculty. That's doubly satisfying to hear."

February 21, 22, 27: Sussex County Interscholastic League (S.C.I.L.) Annual Tournament @ High Point
  • Wednesday, February 21:
    • PATRIOTS 750, Newton 600
    • PATRIOTS 850, Hopatcong 350
    • PATRIOTS 830, Jefferson 300
  • Thursday, February 22:
    • PATRIOTS 850, Pope John 700
    • PATRIOTS 850, Sparta 600
    • PATRIOTS 700, Kittatinny 650
    • PATRIOTS 950, High Point 600
  • Monday, February 27:
    • PATRIOTS 750, High Point 500 (semifinals)
    • PATRIOTS 850, Sparta 700 (finals)
The "before" photo....cautiously optimistic, always confident
...and the "after"--as Quiz Bowl champions!

February 4: 13th Annual Phillipsburg Quiz Bowl Tournament at Phillipsburg H.S.






December 10: The NorJAC @ Leonia High School
    The A and B teams compiled a 5-1 record, with the A team finishing just 30 points (over 2100 total) from the playoff rounds. Nonetheless, the teams garnered Gold and Bronze Standard trophies  for their efforts. Sixty (!) teams competed; Lenape Valley was the lone representative from Sussex County.
Snacking and awaiting our playoff fate...
Note the glow of the hardware--a good showing among a loaded field.

December 6: Questions Unlimited 3-2-1  
Competition @ L.V.R. H.S.
     The team finished 73rd of 155 participating schools nationwide, scoring 223 points along the way. What does that mean? Not bad, but we can do better. Last year, our team scored 221 points in the fall semester, only to score a whopping 325 in the spring, so we expect a similar improvement this year.

FIRST MEETING: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

WHEN AND WHERE WE WILL BE...

DECEMBER 9: THE 13TH ANNUAL NORJ.A.C. AT                       LEONIA HIGH SCHOOL

NOVEMBER 29: Questions Unlimited 3-2-1  
Competition @ L.V.R. H.S. (results forthcoming)
(Captain?) Aaron mans the machine that makes the answers right...

...while a capable group negotiates the finer points of a 3-2-1 competition.

FIRST MEETING: Tuesday, November 7








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