St. Mark students regularly participate in this academic competition sponsored by St. Edward High School. Questions are drawn from the fields of history, geography, literature, math, science, religion, sports, popular culture, current events and general knowledge on the junior high level. Reaction time is as important as subject-matter knowledge.
Interested students may try out in the beginning of 7th grade to become one of the three alternates on the team. The 7th grade alternates then move on to become the three competing members of the team as 8th graders. Monthly competitions begin at St. Edward High School in October and end in April. Team practices start approximately three months prior to the month that St. Mark is drawn to compete. Weekly practices become bi-weekly practices as we near our competition date. St. Mark School has taken first place in often over the years, and in 2003, 2009, and 2011 we won the grand championship!
The students have also had an opportunity to participate in an annual "Brain Brawl" hosted by St. Ignatius every Fall. It has become another fun opportunity to participate in an academic competition!
Moderators - Miss McLaughlin and Mrs. Gallagher