Pictured: Fort Smith Southside – 7A First Place
Front, from left: Sam Pritchard, Callie Shannon, Vivian Apple, Victor Nguyen
Middle, from left: Tzideny Romero, Isabel Nuno, Andrea Ortega, Dipa Patel, Zain Rana
Back, from left: Coach Josh Adams, Jackson Austin, Jordan Kennedy, Jackson Miller, Assistant Coach Walter Woodie
The 2022 Arkansas Quiz Bowl champions have been decided in the state conference finals held at Arkansas PBS in Conway. All matches will be available to watch on Arkansas PBS’s YouTube channel by Friday, April 29.
“Quiz Bowl” is a recognition of scholarship that has been an Arkansas PBS tradition since 1985. Teams from across the state compete for the chance to represent The Natural State in national tournaments. In a series of questions, players must display their knowledge in literature, math, science, history, art, music and economics.
The Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association holds regional tournaments around the state during March. Teams are assigned to a site, and a random drawing places the teams on the pairing schedule. A percentage of teams in the tournament advance to the state tournament. The top two teams from each classification advance to the State Conference Finals.
The final standings were:
- 1A – Haas Hall Academy (Rogers) first place; Norfork runner-up.
- 2A – Haas Hall Academy (Bentonville) first place; Life Way Christian (Centerton) runner-up.
- 3A – Mountain View first place; Centerpoint runner-up.
- 4A – Subiaco Academy first place; Berryville runner-up.
- 5A – Batesville first place; Valley View runner-up.
- 6A – Russellville first place; Benton runner-up.
- 7A – Fort Smith Southside first place; Rogers runner-up.
The Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association awarded $3,000 in scholarship money to each first-place team and $1,500 to each runner-up.
Major funding for “Quiz Bowl 2022” is provided by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
Photo courtesy of Arkansas PBS.