By Delia Geyer/ Content Editor
On Saturday, February 24th Blue Ridge’s Scholastic Bowl team defeated Northeast Bradford in the semi-finals at the Scholarship Challenge at the Robert Packer Auditorium with 110 points compared to Northeast Bradford’s 50 points.
After their first successful match, Blue Ridge’s team, composed of Charlie Randall, Jessica Marvin-Romero, Jubilee DelGado, Luis Tobon, Robert Reynolds, Lauren Canfield, and Garrett Mansfield, moved on to compete in the finals against Whitney Point High School.
The team scored $500.00 for Blue Ridge when they came out victorious over Whitney Point with a lead of 60 points over Whitney Point’s zero.
Scholastic Bowl advisor Alicia Ross said: “The team has given up a lot of time for practice and it certainly paid off!”
The challenge was hosted by Mr. Chuck Carver and was aired live on The Choice Radio out of Sayre Pennsylvania (WATS WAVR).
So, what does this mean for Blue Ridge? The team will continue to practice until Saturday, March 10th when they will compete again against Athens and two other teams. Students are hoping to win anywhere from $500.00 (if they get fourth place) to $3,000 if they get first place in the competition.
Member of the Scholastic Bowl Team, Jubilee DelGado said, “It was awesome to know that all of our meetings have paid off. I’m really proud of our team and we are excited to move on to the championship.”
As for the next competition, Ross said: “I have so many good players that my chief problem right now is deciding which four students should play! It’s a good problem to have, but I am still struggling with it.”
Students who would like to support the team on March 10th in Sayre are welcome to catch a ride on the team’s bus.
Delia Geyer is a 12th grade, second year journalism student. Her favorite pastimes include playing the violin and the clarinet, and hanging out with her two dogs Beezer and Roger.