Quiz Bowl Wins Districts


The OHS Quiz Bowl team came home with another district title on Saturday, April 12.

OHS hosted the District tournament, which consisted of Vianney, Mehlville, Festus, Oakville, and Seckman. Cor Jesu would have also been in the district, but they dropped out before the competition.

Though the win did not come as a surprise to Quiz Bowl sponsor Mrs. Christina Whelehon because OHS has won districts every year except their first, she was still very excited to claim the title.

“I was expecting to win Districts. I wasn’t nervous,” commented Whelehon. “But I’m happy.”

Whelehon also expressed her confidence in one student, Michael Menkhus (12), before the competition began.

“Menkhus is kind of our secret weapon,” joked Whelehon, though he is not much of a secret anymore.

Menkhus has been on the Quiz Bowl team since his freshman year, and he has led the team to district titles every year. He also helped the team come fourth in state last year.

“It’s exciting to see the continual success of the Quiz Bowl team for the past four years,” said Menkhus.

OHS will also host sectionals on Wednesday, April 30, where the team will first face Poplar Bluff, who they beat last year. If OHS wins sectionals [again], then they will advance to state on May 10.