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Squirrels, Goya, and Jupiter

What word beginning with the letter “T” designates orchestral kettledrums?

In English grammar, what word beginning with the letter “S” identifies a person who is at least one hundred and ten years old?

These are just some of the questions asked on “In the Know,” a quiz game show for high school contestants from two different teams, who answer rapid-fire questions about random topics. Questions are assigned point values, and at the end of the game, the team with the most points wins continues within the tournament.

This year’s “In the Know Team” at Academy has done exceptionally well. It is the first time in 5 years that CA has made it to the quarterfinals and won a two-thousand dollar grant that will go to the club.

The team recently aired on WOSU in a match against Fisher Catholic, which CA won 590-370. Fisher Catholic had previously been undefeated and was ranked number one in Ohio.

The team prepared for the match by meeting twice weekly. At meetings, they answered questions asked by the team advisor, Mr. Ely.

Unfortunately, the Academy team was stopped from advancing in a close match against Upper Arlington, 460-420. “The questions weren’t really suited for us,” says Chris Nolan, head of the “In the Know.” It just wasn’t our day, but I’m okay with that. We accomplished a lot this year.”

Chris is a senior, and will be moving on to college next year. When asked what he thinks about the team in the future, he replied, “What the key next year is going to be is that there will need to be a leader. They’re (the team) going to have to be very disciplined about their practice and putting the team together. I think that if they do that, they can also do very well.”

Watch the Fisher Catholic game below.

Written by Alex LiChen’16

Video by WOSU



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