Speaking about Quiz Bowl at a middle school conference

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Speaking about Quiz Bowl at a middle school conference

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I will be speaking at the annual NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) conference in Providence, RI about the benefits of a Quiz Bowl program.
I would appreciate any thoughts, comments, or testimonials you have to offer.
Ken Romeo
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Re: Speaking about Quiz Bowl at a middle school conference

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Thanks to Marianna Zhang, PACE has put several testimonials on its Facebook page over the last year. We put together some of the highlights in a Why Do Quizbowl post on Quizbowl 101. Our focus is high school, but you might find it useful.
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Re: Speaking about Quiz Bowl at a middle school conference

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Here's my philosophy behind getting young students involved in quizbowl: if we really believe in getting students academically engaged outside of the classroom, then quizbowl offers a setting for students to be able to utilize their newfound knowledge. The activity inherently offers rewards to students who work above and beyond the confines of the traditional curriculum. It rewards knowledge of cultural diversity, of the arts and of important historical ideas and theories. If we can begin to reward these students early for their interest, they will likely continue to be intellectually curious as they continue their education.
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Re: Speaking about Quiz Bowl at a middle school conference

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Not a testimonial, but if you manage to recruit any new coaches, I'm sure the high school hosts in the area would be excited to hear about it. Ambitious middle schools are always welcome at high school tournaments (as Middlesex frequently demonstrates), but middle school alums are also a great source of talent for new or reloading high school programs.
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