The annual Northwestern Regional Library Quiz Bowl will be held Saturday at 9:30 am at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy.
Quiz Bowl is an annual academic competition between high school teams who complete in subjects including language, social studies, arts, science, and current events. Each match challenges two high school teams against each other to earn the most correct answers and points.
Quiz Bowl is sponsored by the thirteen libraries of the Northwestern Regional Library in Alleghany, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties, as well as the Elkin Friends of the Library and Mount Airy Friends of the Library.
This year the eight teams competing include East Surry High School, Elkin High School, Mount Airy High School, South Stokes High School, Surry Central High School, Stokes Early College, Surry Early College, and Yadkin Early College.
According to Quiz Bowl spokeswoman and Northwestern Regional Library Branch Supervisor Joan Sherif, the academic competition started in the area in 1980 and has continued for nearly three decades. The competition consists of three rounds. Questions in the first round are worth ten points, second round questions are worth 20 points, and third round questions are worth 30 points. Participants can consult among themselves for answers in the second and third rounds.
Last year’s winning team was Surry Central High School with Surry Early College as runner-up, with a score of Surry Central High School with 155 and Surry Early College with 75.
The program is free, and the public is invited to attend.