Houston High School’s Scholar Bowl team took second place in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 4 Scholar Bowl championships Saturday on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.
The result capped an amazing run for the team, which just last week finished fifth in the nation in its division at the Small National Championship Tournament, a Quiz Bowl event, in Chicago. The top 131 teams in the nation competed.
After winning the Class 4 District 2 tournament, Houston won its sectional to advance to the Class 4 final four at MU’s Memorial Hall, which included Fair Grove, St. Pius X (Kansas City) and Winfield. Fair Grove won the crown with a 470-250 victory over Houston in the championship matchup.
The showing Saturday marked the third time in as many years that Houston has taken home a trophy from the state championships.
The team will be feted in downtown Houston between 8-8:30 this evening upon its return from the state competition. The public is invited.