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Academic Team Hosts Sparta

Academic Team Hosts Sparta
On January 3, 2019, the Chadwick Academic Team hosted a match against Sparta. In the varsity match, Sparta won 330-280. Chadwick’s lead scorer was sophomore Kayla Purdome with 70 points. Senior Mariasole Rampin added 40 points and sophomore Kylie Purdome added 10 points. Team captain junior Courtney Hill contributed during the bonus. The junior varsity match was a nail biter. The match was tied at the end of regulation 230-230. The teams entered a tie-breaker...

Academic Team Hosts Bradleyville

Academic Team Hosts Bradleyville
The Chadwick Academic Team hosted Bradleyville on December 6, 2018 at 1PM. The varsity squad lost 190-100 with Nathan from Bradleyville leading all scores with 50 points. Kylie Purdome led Chadwick with 30 points. Kayla Purdome and Jaron VanHouden also added 20 and 10 points each respectively. Team Captain Courtney Hill assisted on the bonus questions. Chadwick was without their lone senior, Mari Rampin. The Chadwick junior varsity team defeated Bradleyville 70-60. Freshman Bianca Mitchell...

Academic Team Places Third in MTC Tournament

Academic Team Places Third in MTC Tournament
On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the Chadwick Academic Team traveled to New Covenant Academy in Springfield for the annual Mark Twain Conference Quiz Bowl Tournament. NCA went 5-0 to sweep the tournament and take first place. Bradleyville had the tournaments top overall scorer and took 2nd place overall. Chadwick placed third overall with senior Mari Rampin leading the team with 60 points from tossups. Junior Courtney Hill added 10 points, while sophomore Kayla Purdome and...

Academic Team Competes in Sparta Fall Tournament

Academic Team Competes in Sparta Fall Tournament
The Chadwick Academic Team competed in the Sparta Fall Tournament on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The tournament was hosted with help from the Missouri Quiz Bowl Alliance. Eighteen teams participated in total, including some teams from much larger schools like Kickapoo, who went 10-0 and won the tournament. The morning consisted of five matches that allowed tournament officials to seed teams into two pools: the top six teams moved into the “championship pool” while the...

TFA Turns Sixty

TFA Turns Sixty
Below is the poem that inspired the title of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. The novel turns sixty years old this week. The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while...

Library Card [Bonus]

Library Card [Bonus]
Students in English I, English II, and English III can get 5 bonus points for the first quarter by bringing in their current public library cards and a book checked out from that library.

A Way of Thinking

A Way of Thinking
“Poetry isn’t just a way of writing, it’s a way of thinking.” -Mary Schmich