Front row - Sydney Peterson, Tori McCann, Andrei Arevalo, Kamran Ali, Chat Watson and Sam Mardock.
Back row - Sean Perry, Charlie Hannigan, Austin Carlton, and Chris Neuman (advisor).
Lake Stevens High School’s Hi-Q team has started two months of intense academic competition, hoping to win the school’s first Hi-Q championship trophy.
The team is competing against 15 other Snohomish and Island County schools in Hi-Q, the nation’s longest-running academic quiz competition, run locally by Everett Community College.
In each competition, three local high school teams compete by answering questions from 13 categories. Points are accumulated throughout the season to determine which teams advance to the play offs. Lake began competition Jan. 6 with third-place finish against Monroe and Lakewood high schools.
The team competed again at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Performing Arts Center and 9:40 a.m. Feb. 8 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Semi-finals will be held Feb. 26 and finals on March 3.
Lake Stevens’ Hi-Q team includes Kamran Ali, Andrei Arevalo, Austin Carlton, Charlie Hannigan, Sam Mardock, Sean Perry, Sydney Peterson and Chad Watson. The team’s advisor is Chris Neuman.
Hi-Q is in its 35th year of academic competition in the region. Hi-Q is sponsored by EvCC, Fred Meyer stores, MountainCrest Credit Union, the EvCC Foundation, University Center of North Puget Sound and the participating high schools from Snohomish and Island Counties.
For more information about Hi-Q and the 2011 season, visit www.everettcc.edu/hiq or call EvCC Outreach Specialist Amy Hammons at 425-388-9073.