Hawk's Claw

Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

Back to Article
Back to Article

Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

Catherine Kowal-Safron, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On Saturday, October 28th, four students—sophomores Allison Kowal-Safron, Virginia Cannella, Catherine Kowal-Safron, and freshman Luke McPherson—traveled to Westfield State University to face East Longmeadow in the 57th season of As Schools Match Wits, hosted by Beth Ward. Although the team was not able to come out victorious, it had a great time. The team was coached by Mr. Green and Ms. Lynch, who reflected, “Despite receiving some of the harder questions, our four students did admirably answering the questions and working together as a team. Even though we lost, our team really won because they had a great time. I am very proud of how our As Schools Match Wits team represented Hopkins.” All four team members agree that they “really won” in a way,  “because they had a great time.” Freshman team member Luke McPherson says, “Although we did terrible, our team put forth a tremendous amount of effort and had a lot of fun. It [inside the studio] was very hot and it was strange to see what the set looks like from the player’s point of view because when you see it on TV, you look at the people who can’t see the crowd behind them and all the cameras and all the wiring and it’s very strange.”

As Schools Match Wits is divided into four rounds: a challenge round, two capitalization rounds, and a round similar to Jeopardy in which questions are chosen from different categories. After the first round was over, the match was very close, Hopkins with 65 points and East Longmeadow with 80. Even after the first challenge round, Hopkins was close behind—only down about 25 to 30 points. However, it all seemed to go down from there; during the category round, the Hopkins team did not get questions they knew or were hoping for. Despite all of this, the team as a whole was still able to answer an large amount of questions and have a lot of fun. Overall, the team did a fantastic job and they only have potential to keep getting stronger from here! Be sure to tune in December 31st on WGBY to watch Hopkins compete again!

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    California’s Wildfires

  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    Massachusetts November Ballot Questions

  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    Midterm Elections Review

  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    Remembrance Day in Paris

  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    Birthdays Celebrated In School?

  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    The Migrant Caravan

  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    Congratulations Class of 2018!

  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    The Royal Wedding

  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    The Royal Family’s Newest Child and the Line of Succession

  • Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits

    News

    Hopkins Academy’s Newest Regional Champions

Navigate Right
The Student News Site of Hopkins Academy
Looking Back on a Season of As Schools Match Wits