As a member of the West Central Activities Conference (WCAC), Woodward Academy participated in this year's WCAC Academic Bowl that was held at Des Moines Christian School on March 6. WA's brainy team is pictured and consists of Jimmy Huynh, Catlin Caldwell (front row), David Marroquin, Justin Curtis, and Dustin Tillman (back row).
22 teams were represented at this year's event and were ranked prior to competition based on written scores that each team submitted last week. As a late addition to the competition, the boys had little time to prepare and were ranked 17th going in.
The five members were a little nervous at first. There was the uncertainty of never competing in such an event along with representing Woodward Academy for the first time in the WCAC Academic Bowl.
The Bowl consisted of 4 rounds of questioning. After each round, teams were ranked again according to how they performed. The WA team was very competitive throughout the competition and beat an Earlham team in the 3rd round. Overall the students did a fantastic job and represented WA really well. According to head coach Jeremy Hilbert, they worked hard and were always the first to congratulate the opposing team. Woodward Academy plans to make this an annual event.