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Bishop Guertin students vie in quiz bowl championships

Bishop Guertin High School students competed at the 2016 High School National Championship Quiz Bowl Tournament May 28, placing 53rd against top students from across the country.

Bishop Guertin High School joined 271 quiz bowl teams from 38 states at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas for the competition.

Quiz bowl is an academic activity designed for teams of students to compete individually or collaboratively over a series of matches. Teams use buzzers to answer questions about science, math, history, literature, mythology, geography, social science, current events, sports and popular culture.

The Bishop Guertin team was captained by senior Timothy Morrison, who was joined by senior student Zachary Deming, and represented the sole New Hampshire team at the national championship. Morrison was recognized as a quiz bowl All-Star for correctly answering 102 toss-up questions. He was also the valedictorian of his graduating class, which went through commencement this Sunday.

The Bishop Guertin team finished the preliminary rounds with a 7-3 record, qualifying them for the playoffs.

The team lost by a narrow margin to a team from Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill., by 265-250 during round 18.

The tournament champion was the "A Team" from Hunter College High School of New York.

The National Academic Quiz Tournaments, founded in 1996, organizes the premier middle school, high school and college quiz bowl championships in North America.

Telegraph staff

Merrimack

Tree-trimming expected
to knot turnpike traffic

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will perform tree-cutting and trimming along the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack this week.

Motorists will see work being done on the turnpike in Merrimack between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. through Thursday, June 9, according to the DOT, which advises that northbound shoulder and lane closures will be necessary to do the work. Drivers may see delays while the work is being done.

Additionally, portions of the turnpike will be resurfaced through a multimillion dollar planned upgrade program that will stretch through the summer.

Telegraph staff