"The WIC competitions are a 'trivia format,' Northview sponsor Michele Hunter said. "The students don't know the questions or category. It is all general knowledge and can be anything."
The categories can range from science, history, grammar, English, economics, music, politics, current events and many more.
"There is no way for the students to study," Northview sponsor Deanne Leohr said. "We have practice questions, but that doesn't really help if they don't know the answer to the random questions in competition."
The event is once a year and Northview submitted two teams. Evan Deal, Jessamyn Moore, Hannah Yeiser, Devin Ahern and Hannah Stewart were on Team A. Team B was made up of Leah Garvin, Kyle Hughes, Riley Sutherlin and Bethany Wright.
The Northview students competed against students from four other schools including, Sullivan High School, West Vigo High School, South Vermillion High School and Edgewood High School.
The four members on each team compete against four other members on a different team. Each member has a buzzer and participants are allowed to discuss answers with their teammates. The student who buzzes in first with the correct answer wins the points for their school. Each round is timed and the team with the most points moves on in the bracket they are in.
During the competition, Team B won first place in its bracket, however Team A had a little more of a challenge.
"It was the end of the competition and they were tied with Sullivan when time ran out," Leohr said. " There was a challenge of procedural rules and Northview became runner up."
She compared it to time running out at the end of a football game, when a catch is made and not knowing if the points count.
"The students have an amazing attitude," Hunter said. "They applauded for the other team and were happy."
"It was fun," Wright said. "I would like to do it again."
After the competition the sponsors took the students to Dairy Queen as a reward for their "close fought battle."
"The Dairy Queen tasted good," Garvin said.
The WIC Academic Quiz Bowl Team is open to any student at Northview.
All the students involved in the competition are also involved in Academic Superbowl Teams, who are currently studying the "Norse Culture." These teams specialize in different academic areas such as English, math, social studies, science and fine arts.
Northview's Academic Superbowl Teams will be competing March 10 at an invitational in Brown County, and April 3 in Greencastle for an area competition.