The Quiz Bowl team from Ridge Point High School was named winner of Fort Bend ISD’s 2012 Quiz Bowl Competition after earning the highest score among the 11 competing high school teams. The Ridge Point team (including members Duff Dean, Christopher Hamborsky, Kristen Mynes and Alexandra Ward) competed against the Marshall High School team in the final round of the competition and earned an overall score of 230 points over Marshall’s 70.
Hosted by the Fort Bend ISD District Student Advisory Committee (DSAC), the competition gave teams the opportunity to test their knowledge of the 2012 Diversity Conference theme: “Peace, Love and Respect.” Teams matched their wits against their opponents by answering a series of questions relating to the categories of Character Crazy, Respect for Diversity, Love those Organizations, Give Peace a Chance, and Quotes, Notes, Etc.
James Patterson, Fort Bend County Commissioner, served as commentator of the event. Quiz Bowl judges included: Dr. Patsy Taylor, FBISD Board Member; Mike Jones, Non-Commissioned Army Reserves Officer and former Civilian Contractor with Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Mary Kiernan, FBISD Student Support Services Substance Abuse Counselor.
Representing their schools in the Quiz Bowl were: Austin High School – Anne Wells, Joshua Ong, Abhi Rangarajan, Siri Soth and Hilaro Lumbreras (Alternate); Bush High School – Nabiha Ali, Nery Aguilar, Timothy Nguyen, Evelyn Valdez and Brian Mendoza (Alternate); Clements High School – Sara Bernardo, Nicole Bernardo, Madyson Muscarello, Yasmin Khalfe and Nasim Khalfe (Alternate); Dulles High School – David Smith, Christian Almanza, King-Hur Wu, Anita Zee, Brinley Krantz (Alternate) and Chandler Morrow (Alternate); Elkins High School – Milan Doshi, Andrew Lu, Frank Li, Nidhin Sam and Cameron Hastreiter (Alternate); Hightower High School – Layden Johnson, Nicholas Tripp, Dimple Joseph, Enoma Osakue, Shakira Wilson-Morris (Alternate) and Shawn George (Alternate); Kempner High School – Sukayna Kugshia, Jonathan Robinson, Richard Do, Jill Palmer and Lauren Delos Reyes (Alternate); Marshall High School – Destiny Lockings, Alexis Kyle, Sadeshia Lawson and Ann Udenenwu; Travis High School – Andrew Timothy Conroy, Javier Penaloza, Uzma Mahmood Ali and Jene Marie Dennis; and Willowridge High School – Andrea Parada, Amber Scott, Jerry Duran, Tiara Green and Trey-cean Allen (Alternate).
As the winner, the Ridge Point team will be presented with a trophy and announced as the District Championship winner at the High School Diversity Conference, which will be held on February 24 at the George Ranch Historical Park.