Dickinson students Muhammad Burki, Robbie McFarland, Ian Shotwell, and Miguel Zurita competed for the first time in a regional Quiz Bowl competition at Charter School of Wilmington this past October. While the team did not win the tournament, it scored well enough to advance to the playoffs of the regional competition. In November, advisor David Lee received notice from the National Academic Quiz Tournament organizers that, based on their performance that day, they qualified for the NAQT Small School National Championship, which will be held from April 27 to 29, 2018 near Chicago, Illinois.
All four students, while new to the Quiz Bowl scene, have competed for the school in other academic competitions, most notably Academic World Quest, which holds is annual competition in February. In addition, Burki participated in last year’s National History Bowl.