Generation Bridge Quiz Bowl celebrates 14th year
Laurinburg, N.C. - For the fourteenth year in a row, students from St. Andrews Presbyterian College made the trek to Scotia Village Continuing Care Retirement Community for the Generation Bridge Quiz Bowl.
The eight students paired with eight representatives of Scotia Village to form four teams to answer trivia questions in a double elimination tournament on April 9.
Allen Johnson, a 1992 St. Andrews graduate and now Scotia employee, welcomed guests and made opening remarks before turning over the competition to moderator Brenda Gilbert.
While past competitions have included entire teams made up of either Scotia residents or St. Andrews students, this year the teams were intergenerational pairing college students with Scotia residents.
The winning team, The Cranium Crushers, was made up of Scotia residents Nancy Dendy and John Clinton with St. Andrews students Elysia Tiegs and Josh Pickett.
In second place was The Demolishers, composed of Dottie Wilcox and Dr. Catharine Neylans of Scotia Village and St. Andrews students Joanna Hipp and Amy Tripson.
"Amy and I had a blast being teamed up with the Scotia Village members," said Hipp. "It was great to get to know my teammates and hear their stories. Quiz Bowl is definitely something everyone should try."
Dr. Carolyn Cox and John Mellevold of Scotia Village joined St. Andrews students Kelsey Moody and Philip Ratchford to form the Pineapple Gang. The Soaring Salamanders of Dr. Robert Dendy and Annie Mary Luke from Scotia and Stephanie Hooks and Greg Gray of St. Andrews rounded out the competition.
Judges for the event were Theresa Lamson, Betty Myers and Ron Bohannon with Terry Hill and Susan Boyer assisting with scorekeeping and timekeeping respectively.
"The Scotia participants and the audience all had a good time," said Neylans. "The students were very bright and poised."
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