by Cate Waters
North’s science team placed third and seventh at the Northeast Science Bowl at the University of Connecticut last Saturday.
Three teams represented North—the A, B, and C teams. The A team came in third, led by senior Izzy Brand. The B team placed seventh, led by junior Daniel Roberts. The C team, led by sophomore Nicholas Zhang, competed in a wildcard tournament, which does not qualify the team for nationals and placed second out of 36 teams.
The science bowl “works kind of like jeopardy,” said Zhang. “As for types of question, anything from biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, and general science.”
The tournament is similar to a game show in the way that teams buzz in and have anywhere from 7 to 20 seconds to come up with an answer.
Each team is made up of five team members, “four active buzzers and an alternate,” said Zhang.
Brand was proud of his teams score at the science bowl.
“We placed third and seventh regionally, which is pretty cool considering four out of five members on each team were new to scibowl this year,” said Brand.
Eighty teams participated at the tournament, but the North team members only competed against 30 teams who were in the north division, according to Brand.