Academic Team Crushes Science Bowl Tournament


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Members of the Academic Team pose for a photo at a contest.

- Liz Yue, Student Life Writer

On Tuesday, January 17th, the Norman North academic team filled with freshmen and sophomores, crushed it at the area Science Bowl Tournament held at Noble High School. Our academic team placed 1st overall throughout the three rounds of play. 

The team of students drove over to Noble High and then competed in a variety of challenging topics. The questions were spread out across the board from math, social studies, current events, and fine arts, all the way to literature, but the majority of the focus was on science. Competing in the science bowl were four outstanding students, Ethan Li, Anastasia Sikavitsas, Samantha Burkhead, and Arya Ramineedi, who brought the team to a crushing victory. They worked together and competed against EPIC and Noble Schools, turning up first place overall. 

It was through their high spirits and determination that they brought the school to victory. “It was so fun to embrace the competitive spirit with the whole team. There were times that we started to worry if we would win,” says Anastasia, a freshman who competed, “but in the end, everything worked out! I am so happy, and I could never have asked for better teammates.”

A little background on the academic team. Ever since Norman North High School had been open, the academic team has been an active club. The current club sponsor, Ms, Hart, is a math teacher here, and she has also been running the club since 2014, or eight years straight. Kaleb “Academic Team is a fun experience where I can just hang out with friends while also learning new things along the way,” says Kaleb Favaloro, (a senior on the team). The team meets every Friday during freshman and upperclassmen lunch hours. If you are interested in joining the team, please email Ms. Hart at [email protected].

Norman North has wonderful students who enjoy competing against other schools,” says Ms. Hart (the sponsor of the academic team), “I am continually amazed by all the knowledge our students have!”