Scholar Bowl competed at conference on March 9th, at St. Clair. The Varsity and Junior Varsity teams performed well, both winning 3 matches and losing 2. They went up against schools such as Hermann, Sullivan, and St. Clair.
To start off, Mr. Pruessner, the coach of Scholar Bowl, was questioned on how he thought his team performed, and he said, “I thought the teams did very well at the conference tournament. While the varsity placed third, they actually beat the 2nd place team and lost to the 1st place team (Sullivan) on a tiebreaker. Sullivan has been a top team in the area for the last few years, so to do that well against them hopefully is a good sign for the strength of our team at districts.”
Scholar Bowl members were asked as well, and senior Martin Lewis replied, “Not as well as I would've liked, but our team did great and that in the end is what matters.”
“Together we did pretty well. It would’ve been way better if we got first, but third will do,” answered junior Samuel Penning.
Next, the scholars were questioned on what they could’ve done better, and senior Travis Schroeder responded with, “We could have been more present towards the end of the competition. Ultimately it was one mistake that cost us to lose first, but I am satisfied with third.”
“We could have taken more time to prepare our answers,” said junior John Hughes.
Lastly, Mr. Pruessner discussed what he will be doing to prepare his scholars for districts on April 6th, and he replied with, “After the conference tournament, the team thought science was something we needed to study more. We are also going to be working more on math computation questions because those questions will be more common at districts. Luckily I can help quite a bit with that subject.”
Good luck to the scholars at districts on April 6th!