News Release
February 19, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Vivian Lopez
vivian.lopez@artemisadvantage.com
562-533-7526
Vernon Parish Quiz Bowl to be streamed live for first time on district website


LEESVILLE, La. - The Vernon Parish Quiz Bowl takes place tomorrow starting at 8 a.m. at the Leesville High School auditorium in Leesville, Louisiana.
 
The Vernon Parish Quiz Bowl will not air on the community channel of Suddelink Cable as it has in previous years. It will, instead, be streamed live for the first time on the Vernon Parish School Board website at www.vpsb.us. There will an icon on the home page that links to the livestream.
 
"It's an amazing thing to watch because of how much these kids know," said Renita Page, a VPSB curriculum director.
 
Page said parents and community members can also attend the tournament and watch it live in person.
 
Each high school in the Vernon Parish will have a Quiz Bowl team competing. They will be asked questions on a variety of subjects, including literature, art, history, math, science and more.
 
"It's pretty competitive. The questions consist of everything imaginable," Page said. "It's amazing how much knowledge these kids have because they have to know about everything."
 
Preliminary rounds of the competition will be held as follows:
 
-Leesville High School v. Hicks High School at 8 a.m.
 
-Rosepine High School v. Pitkin High School at 8:35 a.m.
 
-Pickering High School v. Hornbeck High School at 9:10 a.m.
 
-Anacoco High School v. Simpson High School at 9:45 a.m.
 
The Quiz Bowl is a double elimination tournament, meaning teams have to lose twice before being eliminated. Further rounds will be determined by the results of each round of the tournament, culminating in the final round taking place at 5:05 p.m.
 
A full tournament schedule with each round of the Vernon Parish Quiz Bowl is available here.
 
Page said the tournament is a great experience for the students competing.
 
"They make friends from across the district," she said. "It gives the kids a strong sense of pride in their schools."

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