Scholars’ Bowl wins HOPL meet

The Thunderbird Scholars’ Bowl team won the HOPL meet for the fourth straight time on January 19. The meet was hosted at South Barber High School with six students competing. They were sophomores Gabriel Flanders and Erik Ghumm, juniors Carson Lee and Corbin Keeling, and seniors Justin Hampel and Jarod DeWeese. 

The Thunderbirds went 6-1 at the league competition with Lee and DeWeese both placing individually in points.

“I felt like things went pretty well, but we could have been better at Literature and Language,” Lee said. “We also should have been more aggressive answering questions.”

After winning League the team traveled to Burden to compete for a spot at State in the regional competition. The team brought the same lineup with the addition of Cody Shipley because of the absence of Corbin Keeling.

They had a three way tie for third, but ended up finishing in fifth place due to the points tie breaker.


Seniors Justin Hampel and Jarod DeWeese, sophomores Erik Ghumm, Cody Shipley and Gabe Flanders, and junior Carson Lee all compete in Regional Scholars’ Bowl. The team placed fifth out of 14 schools who were battling for a spot at State. courtesy photo

“The best part of this season was making it as far as we did,” DeWeese said. “We did as best as we could and they have good potential for next year.”

The Skyline Scholars’ Bowl team will be returning five out of the seven members, losing only Hampel and DeWeese. The team already has goals for next season.

“I think our goals for next year are to win League for the fifth straight year and to make it to the state competition,” Lee said.

The Thunderbirds had a very successful Scholars’ Bowl season winning League again and making a strong appearance at Regionals. The team is expecting big things for the upcoming season.

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