The Fulton Schools Maroon team competes in the 2019 ASU Academic Bowl.

The Fulton Schools Maroon team competes in the 2019 ASU Academic Bowl. Photo courtesy of Melissa Stine

Fulton Schools students put their heads together and earned second place in the 2019 Arizona State University Academic Bowl. The Maroon team students — Kai Yin, a computer science junior; Geoffrey Wong, a computer science senior; Kyle Xue, a double-major biomedical engineering and computer science junior; Jack Fleitman, a computer science senior; Colton Sowers, a computer science senior; and Brian Kozik, a computer science junior and captain of the team — will split $10,000 in scholarship money.

In classic College Bowl style, the ASU Academic Bowl pits teams of four against each other in lightning-fast question and answer rounds for trivia in political science, pop culture and everything in between. Top teams earn scholarship money and bragging rights.

The Fulton Schools teams got their start in the Academic Bowl on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, where the Fulton Schools Maroon team defeated the School of Sustainability and twice defeated the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, going 3-0 on their first night.

The Fulton Schools Gold team began their competition on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. All-sophomore team members Harsha Sidda, computer systems engineering; Somesh Singh, computer science; Mohit Doshi, computer science; Nathan Chmelnik, industrial engineering; and team captain Arielle Matthews, professional flight; faced off against the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the W. P. Carey School of Business. They did well, but ultimately lost two close matches to the other ASU schools.

In the final rounds on Wednesday, March 28, 2019, the Fulton Schools Maroon team defeated the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts twice. However, they were ultimately edged out by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Great work, Academic Bowl teams!

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