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NLR Quiz Bowl team makes national tournament

The North Little Rock High School Quiz Bowl team has been invited to participate in the 2013 National Academic Championship over the Memorial Day Weekend holiday. The tournament will be held in New Orleans. This year the team has participated in two regional tournaments that led to their qualification to participate in the National Academic Championship. They came in third at the NAQT regional tournament in February, and they came in fifth at the AGQBA regional tournament in March.

Brendan Midkiff, a sophomore, has been named to the AGQBA All-Tournament team, and has been invited to participate in the 10th Annual AGQBA Senior High All-Star Tournament which will be held on May 11. He received this distinction by answering an average of ten questions per game at the AGQBA regional tournament.

To help cover the expenses of the tournament in New Orleans, the Quiz Bowl Team will be hosting a pancake breakfast on May 4. The fundraiser will be held at the North Little Rock Applebee’s from 8-10 a,m. The cost is $7 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, and beverage. The team will receive $5 for each ticket sold. The Quiz Bowl team will also accept any donations people might wish to contribute. Tickets can be bought from any Quiz Bowl member, Quiz Bowl sponsors Todd Huff or Brad Briggs, Rhonda Soule in the Guidance Office on the Sophomore Campus, or Cathy Midkiff at West Campus. People may also e-mail Todd Huff, hufft@nlrsd.org, if they want to purchase or donate.

Quiz Bowl sponsors: Todd Huff and Brad Briggs.

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