Triumph at Trivia Night
Northwood students tested their knowledge on sports, pop culture and everything in between at the annual Trivia Night held in the Northwood gym on April 27.
Participants were invited to form teams of three to five with a creative team name and theme for the competition. There were a total of 13 teams in attendance.
“Trivia Night was a simple, yet fun event for students,” senior participant Claire Berger said. “You could feel the competitiveness and focus each team had to win, and it was interesting to see the random facts different people knew.”
The night was divided into five rounds: three rounds of preliminary questions with ten questions each and two rounds of semifinals, which involved the top two or three teams from each of the previous rounds. The three teams with the highest scores from rounds four and five went on to compete in the finals, which consisted of six questions.
During the competition, questions covered a wide range of topics, including pop culture, sports, academics and random trivia. Some examples included “How many keys are there on the piano?” and “Who won the Super Bowl in 2016?” Questions answered correctly were worth one point for each team, while questions answered incorrectly resulted in a deduction of the same value. Tie-breakers were worth multiple points.
At the end of the night, The Howler’s “Horrigang” team (junior Armin Abaye and seniors Cara Kim, Sanghoon Oh and Angelina Ye) emerged victorious with a final team score of 12 points. The runner-up team, “Black Death,” consisted of seniors Ryan Nhu, Lucy Berry, Leila Mohammadi, Colin Pritts and Ashley Tung.
The event was organized and hosted by ASB Academic Commissioners seniors Serena Kim and Ashley Roeske.
“I am very thankful that I was able to play a part in seeing both academics and fun mix together during a competitive night of trivia,” Roeske said.