Student Achievements: Donovan ’18

National Academics Quiz Tournaments, LLC has named Alex Donovan ’18 its High School Player of the Week.

At the De Smet Varsity Invitational on January 7, Alex led his team to a perfect 10–0 record and the tournament championship. With 175 points per game in the preliminary rounds, he was also the leading scorer for the whole tournament. He exceeded 200 points scored in two separate games. By winning the tournament, Alex and his teammates qualified for the 2017 High School National Championship tournament, to be held in Atlanta over the weekend of May 27.

Quiz Bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students. Quiz Bowl teams use buzzers to answer questions about science, math, history, literature, mythology, geography, social science, current events, sports, and popular culture. The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas. Participation in Quiz Bowl both reinforces lessons from the classroom and encourages players to develop new intellectual interests.

National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC, organizes the premier middle school, high school, community college, and college national quiz bowl championships in North America.