19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 16 – Auburn scholastic bowl

Auburn’s scholastic bowl team came within a question of winnings its third IHSA scholastic bowl state title.

Instead, the Knights had to settle for finishing second for the seventh time after losing the IHSA Class 2A title match to Urbana University Laboratory High School, 430-390, in March.

In April, Auburn senior Ethan Strombeck won the National Academic Quiz Tournaments individual title, besting 129 competitors at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont. Strombeck now is a freshman at Stanford.

And in May, the Auburn team traveled to Atlanta where they tied for eighth in the national scholastic bowl tournament.



Posted on 12.31.19