Virginia High scholars make their mark
Virginia High School’s Academic Bowl Team had never placed in Illinois Masonic Scholastic Bowl competition – that is, never until this year.
Juniors Allyson Coats, Brendan O’Daniell, Nathan Travelstead and Matt Werner, along with freshman Dalton Andrews, brought home fourth place honors on Saturday, Feb. 20. The competition took place at Lewistown High School.
Even though their coach Casey Hannah was unable to be with the team due to a death in her family, the Virginia scholars got off to a fast start by defeating Astoria High School 160 to 70 (correct answers counted for 10 points). They then took on host Lewistown High School, winning 170 to 90.