How quickly can you answer questions that test how much you know about a variety of academic subjects? That's the challenge of Scholastic Bowl, a general knowledge quiz in which students from area schools compete to buzz in first to answer questions and earn points for their teams.
Students must try out to earn a spot on Elm Middle School's Scholastic Bowl teams (6th/7th grade and 8th grade).
The Elm varsity and JV Scholastic Bowl teams compete in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference (LNAC).
Scholastic Bowl season runs concurrently with the girls basketball season and follows the Cougar hoops schedule. Tryouts and initial practices take place in late January. The season starts in February and concludes in March.
Tradition of Excellence
Elm's 2023 varsity Scholastic Bowl team went undefeated during the regular season and won the LNAC postseason invitational championship in March.
The team followed that in May by competing in the Middle School National Championship Tournament, sponsored by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) and held in Rosemont. This was the fourth time Elm had qualified for nationals since 2018, and the Cougars' 3-5 record in the 2023 tourney was the school's best ever!