SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Pinewood Preparatory School's High School Quiz Bowl Team placed in the top 10 at this year's 31st Annual National Academic Championship.
The three-time SCISA State Champions recently traveled to Washington, D.C. where they battled for the championship against 64 other teams in their division. After knocking of the No. 17 and No. 1-ranked teams in the nation, the Pinewood team was eliminated in the semi-finals by the sixth-ranked team from Deer Park, Oklahoma.
Despite their early exit, co-captain Marshall Simmons said the team had a great time.
"Overall, the tournament was a great experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet other academic teams from around the nation," said Simmons in a statement.
Pinewood Prep's High School Quiz Bowl teammates also include co-captain Austin Pahl, Sean Carter, and Logan Dwyer.
This was Pinewoods first time competing in this invitational.