Hi-Q teams set to square off

ARLINGTON — North Snohomish County high schools are ready for another season of the academic competition called Hi-Q.

High school Hi-Q teams from Arlington, Stanwood, Darrington and Lakewood are participating in three months of intense competition against other Snohomish and Island county schools. The national quiz contest is run locally by Everett Community College.

In each competition, three high school teams compete by answering questions from 13 categories. Points are accumulated throughout the season to determine which teams advance to the playoffs.

Arlington, which has won the Hi-Q academic quiz competition six times since Hi-Q started in 1976, begins competition Jan. 18. Arlington competes again on Feb. 14 and March 9. The team is hoping to come back from its third-place finish in 2010. Team members include Robert Kephart, Kyle Kilmer, Janey Foxe, Madeleine Fries, Frederick Stabell, Spencer Lajoie, James Piscioneri and Hannah Mendro, daughter of Hi-Q adviser Ben Mendro, who has coached the team for 20 years. Jane Joselow is also an adviser for the team.

Darrington High School is seeking its first Hi-Q championship. The team is set to compete on Jan. 20, Feb. 14 and March 12. Sarah Peterson, James Duncan, Cam Kirkendall, Andrew Forrest, Jessica Williams and Javier Lopez Pequeno make up the team coached by adviser Sue Howard.

Lakewood, which also is pursuing its first Hi-Q trophy, plans to compete Jan. 18, Feb. 28 and March 12. Lakewood team members include Michaela Boyd, Lauren Burch, Sara Newman and Ryan Whitehead. The team’s advisers are Jeff Sowards and Mike Fellows.

Stanwood, which has won the Hi-Q academic quiz competition four times since Hi-Q started in 1976, hosts the Jan. 20 competition and also competes in Hi-Q matches Feb. 7 and Feb. 28. Semi-finals are set for April 16 and finals are scheduled for April 19.

Stanwood’s Hi-Q team includes Tyler Ferrara, Colleen Salmon, Erik Scheltinga, Adam Knott, Juan Colmenares, Devyn Bell, Trevor Roberts, Audrey Garman, Tylynn Arnett and Kaci Jones. The team’s adviser is Kathy Redfern.

More information about Hi-Q and the 2012 season is available at www.everettcc.edu/hiq or call coordinator Amy Hammons at 425-388-9073.

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