"Running Aimlessly" White Cloud, Michigan
Donna Pryer: Fifth time qualifying a team for Nationals. Three times in the South West Region and now twice in the Great Lakes Region.
Thomas Pryer: Captain. 11th grader, this will be his fifth trip to nationals. He memorized all of Corinthians.
Brady Wilson: 10th grader. This is his second year of quiz and his first trip to nationals. He has earned both the NMA and MMA.
Samuel Pryer: 9th grader. This is his third year of quiz and will be his third time at nationals. He has earned both the NMA and MMA.
Our team moved from California to Michigan. This will be our fifth trip to Nationals. Three years in California as Orange Hills and now our second trip as New Life Assembly in White Cloud Michigan. We are pretty excited that Michigan is hosting Nationals this year! Our team originally was part of Santa Ana's team but we left that church. Thankfully Irv Kuroishi had done a good job teaching our quizzers James and Mary- they in turn taught us the game. Irv helped us with study material our first year to Nationals. He worked hard as the district Bible quiz coordinator to equip all the quizzers not just his own team.
Most exciting match this season
We almost lost to our second team at Regionals. Pulling it off even as two of the quizzers on our team went out backwards. As a coach/mom with kids on both teams it was a nail biter!
Favorite contest (weirdest, most clever, etc) We don't have one from this year, but a couple of years ago the captain of the other team was contesting an answer that James gave. "Clearly the quizzer said . harrrmmffffpppppphhhhh .." It was at a league meet and everyone in the room started laughing except the quiz master who was "clearly" confused.
Favorite verse from Corinthians
1 Cor. 9:26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.
Tournaments attended this year