Bessemer quiz bowl team finish as runner-up
Written by Jesse Baroka on March 26, 2019
BESSEMER – The Bessemer High School quiz bowl team finished runner-up in the WNMU TV13 High School Quiz Bowl competition. Bessemer battled its way to the finals, but Houghton pulled away in the second half of the championship match, winning 250-130. In the final, the score was 40-40 early on and Houghton led 120-110 at halftime. The Bessemer team earned a $1,500 scholarship to Northern Michigan University for finishing second in the tournament. In the 41-year history of the tournament, Bessemer has only made it to the final one other time when it won the annual year-long competition in 2015. Bessemer’s 2018-19 season included wins over Stephenson, Chassel, Manistique and Marquette.