Cruickshank students are first middle school team to win the Quiz Bowl

These Merced middle schoolers just won a high school dominated competition

Cruikshank Middle Schoolers win Quiz Bowl at CSF/CJSF Central Region Spring Conference

Cruickshank Middle Schoolers win Quiz Bowl at CSF/CJSF Central Region Spring Conference

The annual Quiz Bowl at the California Scholarship Federation/California Junior Scholarship Federation spring conference was originally started in 1995 as a high school competition.

Last year, the competition was opened up to middle school students. And this year, a team from Merced’s Cruickshank Middle School won, beating out high school teams from across central California, according to a Merced City School District news release.

Cruickshank students Samuel Stalnaker, Daniel Chen and Zachary Robinson beat Visalia’s El Diamante High School by one point for the victory during Saturday’s competition in Hanford.

“These boys held their own as random questions from literature, geography, history, math, and science were projected on a screen while the proctor read them aloud,” said Wendy May, the students’ adviser.

Quoted from Merced Sun Star. Read the full article on the website.

In addition to the Quiz Bowl trophy, Daniel and Zachary were two of five applicants who received the Marian Huhn Award that recognizes eighth graders for academic excellence and service to school and community, the release states. The award came with a $250 cash prize.

The winning middle schoolers were also interviewed on Your Central Valley news.

Watch the video here: http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/quiz-bowl-champs/1074361218

Huhn Award 2017-18 | Central Region

Congratulations to the 2017-18 CJSF Central Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted the award winning essays: Gabrielle Jasso – Our Lady of Mercy, Katelyn Perez, Mia Giannandrea – Ridgeview Middle School, Zach Robinson – Cruikshank Middle School, Daniel Chen – Cruikshank Middle School.

Huhn-2017-18-Central-finalists-Gabrielle Jasso, Katelyn Perez, Mia Giannandrea, Zach Robinson, Daniel Chen

Gabrielle Jasso, Katelyn Perez, Mia Giannandrea, Zach Robinson, Daniel Chen

These Finalists were also recognized for their essays:

  • Inara Ali – Oak Grove School
  • Sabrina Hirani – Ridgeview Middle School
  • Joseph Igot – Fresno Christian JH
  • Sydney Peter – Fairmont Elementary
  • Trenton Sanders – Wallace Middle School
  • River Sartor – Wallace Middle School
  • Alejandro Torres – Green Acres Middle School
  • Austin Dunn – Pioneer Middle School
  • Sydney Reiss – Pioneer Middle School

Huhn Award 2017-18 | North Central Region

Congratulations to the 2017-18 CJSF North Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted the award winning essays:
Haven Counihan, Sycamore Middle School, CJSF Adviser Liz Ayon
Jessi Garrett-Larrance, Marsh Jr. High, CJSF Adviser Pam Bodnar
Leighton Tarke, Brittan Elementary School, CJSF Adviser Heather Azevedo
Hunter Valencia, Brittan Elementary School, CJSF Adviser Heather Azevedo
Jenna Villapania, Sycamore Middle School, CJSF Adviser Liz Ayon

Huhn Award 2017-18 | Central Coast Region

Congratulations to the 2017-18 CJSF South Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted the award winning essays: Samuel Chen – Sequoia Middle School, Lily Mintz – Dartmouth Middle School, Aarushi Wadhwa – Moreland Middle School, Suvan Shangle – Fallon Middle School, Jocelyn Foreman – Adams Middle School.

Finalists Annika Altman – Sequoia Middle School, Isha Chander – Dartmouth Middle School, Anjali Pajjuri – Fallon Middle School, were also recognized for their essays.

Huhn Award 2017-18 | South Region

Congratulations to the 2017-18 CJSF South Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted the award winning essays: Sohum Bhargava – Carmenita Middle School, Alexis Francis – Van Avery Prep, Rachel Hong – Van Avery Prep, Elarya Morcos – Competitive Edge Charter Academy, and Adithya Saranathan – Carmenita Middle School.

Finalists Sailor Alfonzo – Bernardo Heights Middle School, Trevor Molnar – Competitive Edge Charter Academy, and Lily Nothom – Bernardo Heights Middle School, were also recognized for their essays.

Huhn Award 2017-18 | South Central Region

Congratulations to the 2017-18 CJSF South Central Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted award winning essays:

Brooke Goldman, Parras Middle School, Rachel Andrews, Adviser CJSF Chapter 254
Shelby Green, Newcomb Academy Alyson Almulla, Adviser CJSF Chapter 269
Malina Au, Parras Middle School, Rachel Andrews, Adviser CJSF Chapter 254
Kaitlyn Mack, Newcomb Academy Alyson Al-Mulla, Adviser CJSF Chapter 269
Jacquelyn Valdivia, Bellflower Middle/High, Veronica Reynolds Adviser CJSF Chapter 1135

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2017-18 CJSF Huhn Award South Central Recipients

2017-18 CJSF Huhn Award South Central Recipients