The Northside High School Grizzly's Quiz Bowl team.

Northside High School; Fort Smith, AR

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News!!!! (5-31-00)

Northside: 6th in the Nation.Northside finished 6th place at the 2000 ASCN Tournament of Champions thsi past weekend. The team carried a 5-1 record going into a quarter-final match against undefeated Dwight D. Eisenhower High School out of Shelby Township, Michigan. The final score saw Eisenhower High School the victor, 380-320. The 40 point loss amounted essentially to a two fourth-quarter tossup defiecit, and Northside gave Eisenhower the toughtest competition of the tournament. Eisenhower proceeded to take 1st in the tournament, walloping Bethesda, Maryland's Walter Johnson High School 470-170. Northside was the 5th highest scorer in the event in total points, whose 2670 point total inched above the totals of 3rd place Brookwood and 4th place James Island. Congratulations to all the teams, players, and especially to Coach Larrry Jones.(5-31-00)

Northside in Chicago. The Northside High School team have finished two rounds of the ASCN Tournament of Champions national tournament, and go into the third preliminary round with a 1-1 record. Their loss was to Edmond Memorial High School from Edmond, OK, with a score of 245 to 380. Check out the ASCN website for up-to-the-match information on all rounds. Also, congrtulations to Bald Knob, Southside, Russellville, and Benton for attending this prestigious tournament. Good luck to all. (5-28-00)

Northside: 7th and 7th.April 29, 2000. A day that will live in infamy a way. The Northside squad led by coach Larry Jones (to the best of our knowledge Arkansas' serving running high school quiz bowl coach) won 1st place overall at the 2000 AGQBA State Quiz Bowl FInals broadcast on April 29th on AETN. This makes their 7th overall state win, paring up with their 7th 5A win, achieved earlier in the season. Northside is still the high school with the most classification titles and overall titles. Congrats to Cecilia Tran, Boonthanome Nouanesengsy, Seth Hutchinson, Shawn Standefer, and Colin Drolshagen.

Older "News!!!!"

Northside held it's first of two invitational tournaments of the 1999-2000 season on November 30th, 1999. Mr. Jones does apologize to all teams - adversly affected or no - for how rocky it went, but at 44 teams in attendance it was the largest tournament ever run at Northside. Results are slated to posted for this tournament, but more likely the results from the spring tournament (February 12) will be online. Stay tuned.

It has come to my attention by a source who shall remain nameless (a Northside student that didn't tell me his name) that the page has been difficult to load for certain folks. I can kind of understand this, since for the past month or so I've been doing the updates with my connection in mind (U of A's pseudo-10Base-T network). Therefore, click here for a non-framed version of the page. I hope this alleviates some trouble.

I'm offering to be a freelance moderator for invitational tournaments in the AR, OK, KS, MO, LA, TN, and northern TX areas for any High School or other Quiz Bowl tournaments. I have high confidence in myself, and if you've attended either Northside's Invitational or this past Fall's tourney at U of A, then you probably heard me read. I've received some high praise from the majority of teams I've read for. If you need an extra, experienced moderator at your invitational tournament, let me know and we can correlate our schedules.

How do you like the new look for the NHS Quiz Bowl page? Email me and let me know.

General Background

The Northside High School Quiz Bowl team is part of the overall academic pride that Northside High School has carried along with itself for 70+ years. It is situated near the western border of Fort Smith, AR, which itself sits on the Arkansas/ Oklahoma border. The school district is predominately of the lower-income area of the city. In addition of being an academic powerhouse, it has national champion status in several areas.

Northside's quiz bowl team is coached by Mr. Larry Jones, an American Government and AP HistoryTeacher at Northside.

Northside's Advanced Placement program has had students perform above average to outstandingly on the AP test in the following subjects:

Calculus I      
Calculus II     
Chemistry II     
American History     
English I-IV     

1992 was Northside's best year yet, as the following placings demonstrate.

Meet the teams

Year Varsity Members Junior Varsity members
1986 Capt. Trent Broussard no JV team until 1992
Cory Sparks
Todd Soller
Chuck Eastwood
Neil Watts
1987 Capt. Trent Broussard
Cory Sparks
Gary Becker
Stephanie Copland
Brian Westphal
1988 Capt. Todd Soller
Cory Sparks
Chuck Eastwood
Sam Macintosh
Kenneth West
1989 Capt. Todd Stewart
Chris Foley
Ajay Patel
Brian Kersh
Jefferson Bagely
1990 Capt. Chris Foley
Ajay Patel
Scott Newell
Dave Fowler
Jason Cerchie
1991 Capt. Jason Cerchie
Bob Newell
Wade Satterfield
Nam Le
Dave Fowler
1992 Capt. Jason Cerchi Capt. Jon Cooper
Wade Satterfield Gary Russell
Nam Le Sheila Czech
Kevin Lensing Mike Harris
Bao Dang Holley Salley
1993 Capt. Jon Cooper none this year
Mike Harris
Gary Russell
Sheila Czech
Greg Kennedy
1994 Capt. Jon Cooper Capt. Cullen Scott
Miks Harris Patrick Cambell
Gary Russell Anh Chung
Sheila Czech Hon Chung
Ryan Schwartz
1995 Capt. Ryan Schwartz none this year
Cullen "Cone Dogg" Scott
Anh Chung
Patrick Cambell
Hon Chung
1996 Capt. Cullen "Cone Dogg" Scott Capt. Heath Schluterman
Laura Deneke Evan McLemore
Melissa McBride Souavarat Seausingnouane
Anh Chung Neil Jones
Hon Chung
1997 Capt. Melissa McBride Vilayphone Douangpangna
Heath Schluterman Neil Jones
Souavarat Seuasingnouane Joey McCaslin
Evan McLemore Khai To
Daniel Hazman Crystal Russell
1998 Capt. Evan McLemore Capt. Joey McCaslin
Daniel Hazman Crystal Russell
Neil Jones Boonthanome Nouanesengsy
Vilayphone Douangpangna Cecilia Tran
Khai To Cody Parker
1998-99 Capt. Vilayphone Douangpangna Seth Hutchinson
Joey McCaslin Colin Drolshagen
Boonthanome Nouanesengsy Shawn Standefer
Crystal Russell Tommy Vinh
Cecilia Tran  
Khai To
1999-00 Capt. Cecilia Tran

Ryan Marsh

Boonthanome Nouanesengsy Nhan Nguyen
Collin Drolshagen Joseph Sanford
Shawn Standefer Willy Reyenga
Seth Hutchinson

Jill Hoang

Team Schedule (tentative)

1999-2000 Season Closed


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    About the Webmaster.

    Neil Jones is a Junior at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He is Pure Mathematics major with a Computer Science minor. He graduated from Northside High School in 1998, and is a veteran not only of Northside's Quiz Bowl Program, but the quiz bowl program at Chaffin Jr. High for 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. He currently plays for University of Arkansas' Quiz Bowl/College Bowl program, and is Vice-President of U of A's Arkansas Quiz Bowl Student Organization. Neil has authored the Northside Quiz Bowl site entirely on his own since 1996. He is currently working on a quiz bowl site for U of A's Quiz Bowl team. He has written several College Bowl formatted questions for several tournaments in the past year and a half, contributed towards Northside's Invitational for three years before that, and this past summer (1999) solely authored the Fall 1999 AGQBA Practice Questions set as well as co-authoring the Arkansas 5A west tournament, and the 2000 Arkansas Jr. High State Tournament. He is currently working towards a submission packet for an ACF Collegiate Regional Tournament, and a possible Open-Egibility quiz bowl tournament at U of A for the near future.

    Please direct any questions, comments, or suggestions to Neil.

    This page was made completely independently and in no intentional way does it reflect the opinions or positions of the Fort Smith Public Schools District or Internet Partners of America, providers of the needed bandwidth. This page was written by Neil Jones, and was created entirely outside of the knowledge of the Fort Smith Public Schools (and somewhat to their jealous dismay...but hey, I thought of using the web before they did, so there).

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