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Truckee High School Academic Team proves itself

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Spouting knowledge about everything from current events to popular culture, the Truckee High School Academic Team brought home the hardware this year in Nevada East-West Academic Team competition.

According to coach Janice Polochko, the nine-member team lost only two games this season, was undefeated in regionals and came in second in state competition.

and#8220;The questions cover subjects the students learn in school and things they might know by chance,and#8221; said Polochko. and#8220;Itand#8217;s a lot of fun; kind of like jeopardy. This is a great group of kids to work with.and#8221;

Six students play at one time with two schools facing off. The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas. Each round consists of 70 questions.

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The Northern Nevada league consists of Dayton, Yerington, Lovelock, ROP, Fernley, North Tahoe and Silver Springs. While the competition demands a certain level of broad-based knowledge, there is still plenty of room for amusement said senior team member Annika Deurlington.

and#8220;A-team is so fun because and#8212; unlike most competitive activities and#8212; it is all about not taking yourself too seriously,and#8221; Deurlington said. and#8220;Also, itand#8217;s a super group of people who can both tell jokes and intelligently discuss current events en route to the heart of Nevada.and#8221;

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