Essex High School Earns Scholars' Bowl State Championship!
The team from Essex High School is the state high school academic champion after winning the Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl in matches held online on Saturday, March 20th.
Essex rallied to defeat Hanover High School, 225-180, in the championship match, scoring seven of the last eight correct answers to overcome a 45-point deficit in the last of three rounds of competition. It was the Hornets' record ninth state championship and their sixth in the last eight contested years. The 2020 finals were canceled because of the pandemic.
The final was the culmination of a day of exciting online matches that featured nine schools from around the state.
The competing team for Essex was Anders Holm-Brown, Eric Lu, Elizabeth Messier and Patrick Herrin. The team is coached by David Rome