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Freedom High School finished 1st place in Catawba Valley Quiz Bowl League Spring Competition

posted Mar 7, 2018, 7:14 AM by Cheryl Shuffler
Freedom A Team: Brandon W., Will K., Jack S., and Randy W.


The Catawba Valley Quiz Bowl League held its spring final round of competition in Lincolnton on March 5. The League, now in its ninth year, provides area high school students with opportunities for participation in high-quality, low-cost academic competition in our area. Any school in the greater Hickory, NC area can send up to four teams of six students each to participate in three local competitions per year. After a successful first season, the league has grown to include teams from area high schools such as Caldwell Early College, Freedom, Patton, Hickory, North Wilkes, West Lincoln, Lincolnton, St. Stephens and South Caldwell. The winter round of competition was held in February at Freedom High School for the fourth time since 2011.


Freedom High School’s Varsity A team consisting of seniors Jack S., Will K., and Randy W., and junior Brandon W. went 3-1 on the night.  The finals were a rematch between Freedom and North Wilkes High School.  North Wilkes accomplished an upset in an early round by defeating Freedom in a match that went down to the last question.  Freedom worked their way back into the finals and was able to defeat North Wilkes to take home the trophy.  Freedom B Team finished on top of the exhibition division, which bodes well for next season.  Freedom B consisted of Junior Nikalus W. and sophomores Noah H. and Donald P.


League director Jonathan Haas of South Caldwell presided over recognition of players and award winners. Will K., the top individual scorer in the league this season, was selected to the All Star Team for Freedom and was named Most Valuable Player. Noah H. from Freedom received the Most Improved Player award. 

Freedom B Team: Donald P., Noah H., and Nikalus W.