BARRINGTON, Ill. (CBS) — Students from Barrington High School took home the National Quiz Bowl championship this weekend.
Barrington beat out 223 other schools from around the country. Another school from our area – Buffalo Grove High School – came in fifth place.READ MORE: Over 24,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ national championship is usually held in Atlanta, but last year the pandemic cancelled it altogether, and this year, the teams competed virtually.READ MORE: For These Two Standout Students, Their Achievements Speak Volumes
The local teams told CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas they honed their skills in the past year with virtual tournaments, including some events based in other states that wouldn’t have normally joined.MORE NEWS: 2 Mass Shootings Reported At The Same Time In Chicago Hours After President Biden Announces Plan To Address City's Violence
Congratulations to all!