GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A new team at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School is giving students a chance to flex their academic muscles.
Middle School language arts teacher Raymond Mowery formed the school’s first quiz bowl team this year to give sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students a chance to show off their brain power and be part of a team.
“My goal when I designed the team was to give a group of kids a different opportunity to compete,” Mowery said. “Kids that weren’t necessarily on any teams or after-school sports (I wanted to) give them a chance to compete in a different way.”
“I like to be challenged, and this is really challenging,” said team member Jacob DeCarli, a sixth-grader, who has two more years to compete.
In February, Mowery signed the team up to compete in the 20th annual Middle School Quiz Bowl held at Lamberton Middle School in Carlisle, Pa.