On Saturday afternoon, four Southern Tornadoes paved their way to a national qualification in quiz bowl. Middle school math teacher Adam Phillips helped prepare his students for and also coordinate the inaugural quiz bowl tournament hosted in Racine. The tournament involved teams from Licking Heights Central, Dempsey, Olentangy Hyatts, River Valley, and Southern.
At the completion of the tournament, one team from Southern placed second and qualified for the National Quiz Bowl Competition to be held in Dallas, Texas in May. The qualifying team was composed of Jacob Milliron, Kristin McKay, Lincoln Rose, and David Shaver.