Wallace State Community College Quiz Bowl team members Elivia Jones, left, Zakk Waddell, Ross Wallace, Brett Hogan, Paul Knetter, Caleb Still pose with their awards from a recent tournament. The team will make their second straight trip to the National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ Community College Championship in Chicago, Ill., March 2-3, 2018.

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Community College Quiz Bowl team earned a trip to the National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ Community College Championship in Chicago, Ill., after qualifying for the event in competition held last month at the Bevill State. This will be the team’s third trip to nationals, finishing 11th in the nation in 2012 and 9th last year in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They will enter the 2018 national tournament with their best regular-season record.

For the 2017-2018 competition year, the WSCC Quiz Bowl team has finished in first place at all of their tournaments. Wallace State Quiz Bowl team members are Zakk Waddell, Ross Wallace, Derik Arendall, Paul Knetter, Brett Hogan, Caleb Still and Elivia Jones. Waddell, Wallace and Arendall are West Point High graduates. Knetter is from Gardendale, Hogan is from Fairview, Still is from Cullman and Jones is from Baileyton.

Christine O’Leary, a Wallace State physics instructor, is the team sponsor.