Science Bowl reflects on Invitational Competition results

Riley Hamilton

The 2019 Invitational Competition which took place on Jan. 2, took a good turn for the top A team this season. After months of preparation since the summer, head sponsor and science teacher Virginia Kundrat helped lead the team. The final placements for this competition are not important, because as Kundrat explained, Invitationals is only a chance for other teams in smaller communities to practice.
The top team did not technically compete in Invitationals, explained Senior Kevin Liu and A team member. They wrote all the questions for the meet instead, to gather a better exposure of how to form and answer questions and be prepared in future competitions. “We technically ran the competition,” said Liu. The second and third teams, along with the other schools teams, had a chance to practice and see how they could improve in that kind of setting.
The main competition of the 2018-19 school year season is State, which is held on Feb. 23 down at Eli Lilly. Three different divisions will compete in a round robin competition and the top two place winners from each division will compete in a double elimination in the afternoon. From there, the selected State winner will earn an all expense paid trip for the National Competition in D.C, this upcoming April. “Our top team wants to win and go to Nationals! That is our only goal,” said Kundrat. Kundrat shared that Park Tudor and Canterbury in Fort Wayne were CHS’s closest competitors last year, and still remaining this year. “The teams are different every year, but improvements are always being made.” said Liu.
“They are very, very, very ready for State to come around. Especially the A team as this has been something they have been working for for while now.” By Riley Hamilton