Scholastic Bowl Enjoys Successful Season

By Scholastic Bowl Coach Ethan Levine

Congratulations to Parker’s Upper School Scholastic Bowl Team on capping off a tremendous season with a successful campaign at the Small Schools National Championship Tournament in Rosemont.

The A team (seniors Jake Boxerman, Mason Gardner, Eli Moog and Mia Wichman and sophomore Grant Koh) went 7-3 during prelims, good for 4th place out of 11 in their pool and a spot in the playoffs. They won a nail-biter in their opening playoff game before dropping their final two, including a narrow 10-point loss to Elgin Academy to end their season. They finished the weekend tied for 17th out of 55 teams. The B team (juniors Leo Auerbach and Timo Kiep and freshmen Logan Florsheim, Annoshae Mirza and Beckett Nikitas) competed valiantly all weekend against mostly older and more experienced players. Their 1-9 record fell short of playoff qualification, but they showed that they belonged among the top varsity programs in the nation.

Congratulations to Grant, who was the 11th-highest scoring individual among 271 players. And congratulations to graduating seniors Jake, Mason, Eli and Mia, who capped off prolific scholastic bowl careers, having amassed a combined 920 correct tossup answers during their four years of competition. Their contributions to the growth of the program have been immeasurable, and their presence will be missed next season.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.