Moderators: Mr. Scott Timmermann and Mrs. Emily Renschen
2001, 2002, 2004, and 2006 IHSA Regional Champions
2010 South Central Conference Champs
Scholar Bowl is an IHSA sanctioned activity for which all Mater Dei students are eligible. The Scholar Knights compete at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman levels. A scholar bowl match consists of head-to-head competition between teams, who answer questions relating to various topics including English, history, mathematics, and science. The fall season culminates with the South Central Scholastic Conference Tournament, while the spring season culminates with IHSA playoffs.
At Mater Dei, a student may join Scholar Bowl at any time during the season – while many students elect to play all year, other students elect to play during the off-season of the other activities in which they participate. During the season, the team practices on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to
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On Saturday, February 2, Mater Dei Catholic High School hosted its annual Junior High Scholar Bowl Tournament. Twenty-nine teams from around the area competed in pool play in the morning for the chance to advance to elimination rounds in the afternoon. Immaculate Conception defeated Carriel Junior High in the Championship, while Germantown defeated Edward A. Fulton in the third place game. Aviston won the Consolation Bracket with a victory over Holy Trinity.
The tournament was put on thanks to the volunteer efforts of many people including Mater Dei junior and senior scholar bowl members and friends of the program who served as moderators, freshman and sophomore team members and other student volunteers, who ran the rooms and kept score, the Mater Dei Student Council, who served concessions throughout the day, and Breese Hardee’s, who sponsor the trophies.