The Scholar Bowl Shamrocks have performed well over their season and have the chance of showing their skill this week at conference. With the scholars having a great season so far, they have the chance to prove how good they really are, going up against schools such as Pacific, Boonville, Viburnum, and many other schools.
First off, the scholars and Jared Pruessner, coach of the Scholar Bowl Shamrocks and known to the students of NHHS as Mr. Pruessner, were questioned how they felt the season was going so far, and Mr. Pruessner answered, “So far this season has been a bit of a challenge, but I was encouraged by our results from the tournament at Sullivan in early February. Out of the 30 teams, the varsity team finished in about the middle of the field with a record of 5-5 for the day. At Owensville's tournament, it was nice to see Cece, John, and Daniel all receive individual medals. Some of our other tournaments have not been as successful, but I think we're getting closer to where we need to be.”
“I think we could [do] better overall, but I enjoy being part of it,” replied sophomore Alyssa Sidwell.
Next, the members discussed what their feelings were about conference coming up, and freshman Logan Williams responded with, “I’m excited to see how our team performs.”
Daniel Huff, sophomore, said, “I feel like we will do well; we have been working hard during practice.”
Senior Travis Schroeder answered with, “I feel very [good] about how we will perform this Saturday. We have been practicing a lot for this, so I think we are well prepared.”
Finally, Mr. Pruessner was asked what he expected from his scholars at conference, and he said, “We have a pretty consistent record of both the JV and varsity teams finishing in at least the top 3 at the conference tournament and I hope to continue that tradition.”
Good luck to the Scholar Bowl Shamrocks at conference this week on March 9th at St. Clair!