St. Stephens High students earn national quiz bowl title

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

Saint Stephens High School Quiz Bowl Team | John Bailey Photo

What’s the deepest river in Africa? The answer is the Congo.

This bit of knowledge may not seem important to most, but for the St. Stephens High Quiz Bowl team, it represents four years of chasing knowledge, improving as students and winning.

This year, they won the state Quiz Bowl championships in both the North Carolina SkillsUSA and Beta competitions.

Then in June, they went on to outwit and outlast the country’s best teams on their way to winning the National Beta Convention senior division championship.