Pinewood's Quiz Bowl Team places at National Academic Championship

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.

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