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Evanston High School Scholastic Bowl team qualifies for national competition

March 15, 2019 12:27pm CT



Scholastic Bowl Team
ETHS Scholastic Bowl team: (front row, left to right) Ezra Steinberg, Jacob Platnick, Jack Idler, Abe Frolichstein-Appel, Joe Whitcomb, Peter Walsh, and Chloe Chow; (back row, left to right): Beni Keown (captain), Michael Frim (captain), BenTimmins, and Ronan Soni.


After finishing the Central Suburban League conference undefeated, Evanston Township High School’s Scholastic Bowl team competed at the Illinois High School Association’s (IHSA) Regional Scholastic Bowl. Team members defended their title as the IHSA champions with a margin of 300 points or more.


The Scholastic Bowl Tournament is a trivia-based competition that requires participants to answer questions across a variety of topics, including science, literature, math, and fine arts. Each member of the team has a "specialty" area, but all students practice in other areas to help keep the team balanced.


The team’s strong performances at the Regional and Sectional competitions have earned them a spot at the National Academic Quiz Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia in May 2019. Last year, the team finished 183 out of 352 teams at Nationals. For more information about the tournament, visit