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Rock Bridge Scholar Bowl earns state recognition

Rock Bridge High School Varsity Scholar Bowl teams earned 4th and 7th place at the MOQBA State Tournament on March 7, both earning berths to high school nationals to be held in Chicago. Luke Chval, Nathan Kempf, Ashwini Mantrala, Robbie Schmidt, and Victor Topouria were all among the top 20 scorers in the tournament that featured many of the state's best teams. Other team members included Alain Chen, Arnold Chen, Andy Kegley, Daniel Shi, Delaney Tevis, and Derek Wang.
Rock Bridge Junior Varsity Scholar Bowl teams competed in mid-March at JV State, and were tied with two other teams for the top spot. Rock Bridge lost a close match for 3rd place at the State Tournament. Nathan Kempf was the second highest scorer, earning first-team All-State, and Daniel Shi earned the 9th spot, for second-team All-State. Other teammates included Bridger Bornstrom, Bana Daghlas, Zane Durante, Dzugen Nguyen, and Boon Palipatana.