We had another weekend for our program. One of our offshoot teams, The Science Bowl Team, went to Savannah, GA on 2/25 to compete for the Regional Championship. For the second year in a row, the Hooch team won the tournament and an all-expense-paid trip to compete for the National Science Bowl Championship in Washington D.C. They went undefeated the whole day, beating GSMST (Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology) with a score of 122-34 in the finals.
Congrats to (pictured L-R): Maanas Purushothapu, Abhinav Kumar, Arvind Ramaswami, Kalen Patton, and Ashwin Ramaswami (Captain).
Learn more about the National Science Bowl here: science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/
This weekend, on Saturday February 4, 2017, the Hooch quizbowl B team competed in Centennial's ATTACK invitational tournaments. Although they only had three people on their team, they performed very well against teams of 4 and 5. Congratulations to Kevin Huang, Soham Kulkarni, and Niranjan Ramasekaran for holding their ground and winning 2nd place. They lost to Dorman A from South Carolina in the finals, but their wins against teams such as Northview A and Collins Hill A showed that they are indeed among the top in the state. Stats can be found here: www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4139/stats/combined/
Additionally, on Tuesday, the A team won the Fulton County Championship. The win is significant in that it secures Chattahoochee a spot on TV to compete on HighQ's 2017-2018 season. For those of you unfamiliar with High Q, it is a long-running local TV quiz game show featuring competition between high school teams. Please congratulate Tej Guttikonda (Captain), Ashwin Ramaswami, Aditi Choudhury, Abhinav Kumar, and Kevin Huang.
A great start to February!