Scholar’s Bowl During a pandemic

Northwest high school’s extracurricular activities, sports, and clubs have been seen a little differently as other schools in the district due to the recent coronavirus pandemic. Northwest high school has recently been continuing with certain clubs and sports, one of those including Scholars Bowl. 

The Scholar’s bowl team has been practicing remotely, although originally, they were practicing in school face to face social distancing, wearing masks, and sanitizing their hands. 

“[T]he season started very late for us, as schools whose tournaments we typically attend were postponing competitions to learn how to conduct online tournaments,” team coach Shawn Wingfield said. 

Instead of all competing remotely at home, the scholars bowl team collectively decided it was best to meet at school and compete online as a team. They most recently competed in a virtual Scholars Bowl tournament hosted by Garden City on December 8th. They competed in a pool with five schools. With the top two schools advancing to quarter-finals. Northwest was in a three-way tie with a  3-1 record after preliminary rounds and missed advancing on the second tiebreaker. 

With this not being a normal school year parents were not allowed to come watch their child compete for safety reasons. 

“That being said, City League, Regionals and State will all be in-person competitions.  We would love for parents to join us,” Winfield said.