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Eastlake High School Quiz Bowl Team to Compete in National Championship Tournament

With its strong finish at the Ysleta Invitational Tournament, the quiz bowl team from Eastlake High School in El Paso proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage.

On Friday, May 27, the team will represent their school in a 271-team national competition:  National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ High School National Championship Tournament.

Quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students.  Quiz bowl teams use buzzers to answer questions about science, math, history, literature, mythology, geography, social science, current events, sports, and popular culture.  The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas.  Participation in quiz bowl both reinforces lessons from the classroom and encourages players to develop new intellectual interests.

Eastlake has attended the High School National Championship Tournament two times before.  Most recently, in 2019, they finished 1-9.

Eastlake may face familiar foes in Atlanta, as Franklin (from El Paso), Irvin (from El Paso), and Ysleta (from El Paso) will also be attending.

The team will be captained by Julian Quinonez, who will be joined by Olivia Avila, Jarell Kearney, and Pedro Trujillo.  The team will be coached by Ivan Gatewood.

Tournament results will be updated throughout the three days of competition at so everyone can follow along and see how the team does.  You can also follow #hsnct on Twitter.


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