So, you love trivia, and you love competition, and you want to be a part of the
What do you do?
Well, there are a couple of things. If you’re a faculty member at a school without a program, first you’ll need some students. You’ll want to get the together and practice. If you do practice, please don’t use questions from Academic Hallmarks. We use those for competitions. But never fear! There are tons of other questions sources. You can even find many for free on the internet. Or you can pick up an old copy of Trivial Pursuit at the thrift shop. Anything to get your kids in the rhythm of answering, and answering quickly. Then, contact Bill Murphy at Hanover High School (firstname.lastname@example.org) and find out when your regional is. You can also check out our schedule here. Show up, and play. That’s all there is to it.
If you’re a student, and you’re interested in starting a team, you’ll need to
blackmail bribe convince a teacher to be your coach. We don’t allow students to show up unescorted. It’s one of our few rules, unfortunately. But once you find a person crazy nice enough to advise you, you can get them to hold your practices, and then arrange transport to your regional tournaments.
Teacher or student, senior or freshman, the important part is to do lots of recruiting in your school to make sure the program stays active. Sometimes it means recruiting a new coach, or an assistant, if there needs to be a transition. Don’t let the program die!
And, just a thought, teams that do NHQBL tend to do better at Granite State Challenge. Just sayin’.
Hope to see you soon!