Good Hope Scholar’s Bowl team is soaring

David Hulsey

Left to right, sitting: Nick Martin, Bailey Brand, Chandler West, Noah Tillman

Left to right, standing: Pao Vaughn, Jacob Smith, Coach Hulsey, Madison Lowery


This is a great group of kids to work with. I am very proud of these guys. Go Raiders!”
David Hulsey


GOOD HOPE – The Good Hope Scholar’s Bowl team made a name for itself in the Scholar’s Bowl community recently when they finished in a five-way tie for 11th in the nation at the SSNCT National Quiz Bowl (Scholar's Bowl) National Championship.

Good Hope was up against some stiff competition as the top 80 small schools (defined as under 500 students in grades 10 through 12) in the country competed against each other. Being ranked 11th out of 80 is a tremendous accomplishment.

“I am very proud of our scholar’s bowl team for finishing 11th out of 80 teams in our national tournament in Chicago, Illinois,” said David Hulsey, Scholar’s Bowl coach. “We placed second in our state tournament and received a national trophy for our top 12 national finish. Great job Chandler West, Bailey Brand, Nick Martin, Pao Vaughn, Noah Tillman, Jacob Smith and Madison Lowery! Also, congratulations to Chandler West for finishing 12th in the nation individually. This is a great group of kids to work with. I am very proud of these guys. Go Raiders!”

The Good Hope Scholar’s Bowl team includes:

  • Chandler West – Senior
  • Bailey Brand – Senior
  • Nick Martin – Senior
  • Pao Vaughn – Senior
  • Noah Tillman – Senior
  • Madison Lowery
  • Jacob Smith
  • Angel Cortes
  • RJ Bynum
  • Alec Doss
  • Daniel Price
  • Madalyn Williams

The team still has two more tournaments to go before the end of the school year. They play at West Point on Saturday to prepare for the Large School National Tournament. They will be playing on college-level questions. The Large School National Tournament will be held in Dallas, Texas on Memorial Day weekend.