October 3, 2002
Quick Recall team to compete on game show
What does the acronym EVA, used in reference to NASAs space station, stand for? Those who can answer extra-vehicular activity in less than five seconds might be on par with the Yellow Springs High Schools Quick Recall team competing this fall on WHIOs High Q game show.
Sunday morning, Sept. 29, Channel 7 televised Yellow Springs recent win over the National Trail Blazers from New Paris, 580275 on the quiz show, which is hosted by sportscaster Mike Hartsock. This Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Yellow Springs squad faced Franklin Monroe, from Pittsburg, Ohio, in the second of a possible six single-elimination matches against other Miami Valley schools. The match will be shown on channel 7 on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 a.m.
When asked about their reputation in the area, YSHS Quick Recall team members said they are a force to be reckoned with. Were good, senior Andy Chen said. We win.
YSHS will continue to face schools such as Fairmont, Oakwood and Beavercreek at school-sponsored tournaments in the Dayton League for the rest of the season.
We can actually play big schools we wouldnt normally play against in sports, Chen said. Its something where size doesnt matter.
We do it for
our egos sake, considering we [are weak] in lots of other things,
junior Rose Blakelock said.
All the members acknowledged that Chen is the teams leader.
Andy just knows it all, senior Matt Zaremsky said.
When asked about how they prepare to answer a broad range of academic and trivia questions, the students balked. Meetings are difficult to plan because of the students busy schedules. All of the members participate in other activities such as sports, music and School Forest. And five of the seven students are taking classes at Antioch College.
Some schools take
meet preparations very seriously, Chen said, but the Yellow Springs team
is not short on confidence.
Along with the High Q matches and various local tournaments, the Quick Recall team is organizing its own tournament for the second week of December. Chen and two seniors not on the team are hosting the tournament as their senior project. The entry fees participants will have to pay will also help pay for the teams potential travels to nationals, should they be invited again like last year. Last year the team was invited, but could not attend the tournament because of a lack of funding.
For now, the team hopes to beat Beavercreek, a long-time rival, said the teams coach and Yellow Springs High School history teacher Joyce McCurdy.
YSHS has only defeated Beavercreek once, McCurdy said. You never know how it will turn out, but Id love to see them win, she said.