From March 22, 2009
A search of this board indicates that the incident referenced likely occurred at HFT 2007.NY Post wrote:Christopher Asch, the librarian and adviser to the Quiz Club at Stuyvesant HS, took seven students on an unauthorized trip to a Quiz Bowl at Harvard University.
Asch took one student whose father had personally called Asch to tell him his child could not go, the report says.
Asch also put the kids on a bus back to New York, but did not join them, leaving them without a chaperone and infuriating the parents.
The DOE yanked him from the school.
First of all, I suppose I should apologize to any of the Stuyvesant and/or Harvard people who wanted to keep this under wraps; the fact is that it did appear in a newspaper accessed via a simple Google search, all I did was bring it to the attention of the community (possibly for a second or third time). Second, this is the second weirdest "unauthorized quizbowl trip" story I've ever seen (2003 Martin County and its many subplots takes the cake, hands down). Third, Stuyvesant and/or Harvard people of that era have a more complete story that they may or may not want to tell; an Internet search has already revealed to me that there is more to this story than just the unauthorized quizbowl trip. Last, I think this serves as a reminder to everyone that if your school administration does not approve of you playing quizbowl, you better make sure they don't find out you're playing quizbowl.