GPQB is happy to announce that we are welcoming two active high school players to write for us as associate content contributors for the upcoming academic competition season.
Jackie Wu is a senior at Downingtown East High School in Exton. Despite first being introduced to academic competitions through various bad formats in middle school, she is now working on bringing better quizbowl practices to her own program and to the local competition. As team captain during the 2016-17 season, she increased D-East’s participation in pyramidal quizbowl and directed two high school tournaments, winning the Benjamin Cooper Young Ambassador Award from PACE. She plays at most regular high school invitationals around the southeastern Pennsylvania area and can sometimes be found staffing nearby novice and middle school events.
Connor Mayers started playing quiz bowl in seventh grade at Marticville Middle School. While there, he captained the team for two years and led it to its first ever Lancaster-Lebanon Middle School Quiz Bowl League title in 2016. Currently, he is a sophomore at Penn Manor High School in Millersville where he is the team captain. In the future, he hopes to continue playing and growing his club and pyramidal quiz bowl as a whole.
We look forward to working with Jackie and Connor to make content which speaks directly to the playing experience of the thousands of quizbowl playing students across Pennsylvania and neighboring states!