New Life A/G "Weightier than that of John", White Cloud, MI
Donna Pryer - 6th year taking a team to Nationals.
James Pryer- quizzed for 6 years at Nationals and this is his second year assistant coaching at Nationals
Ron Pryer- works very hard getting our team and all of our quizzers ready for competition. He doesn't usually get to go to Nats with us but he is Head Coach at New Life!!
Thomas Pryer - Team Captain and a senior this year. This will be his sixth consecutive year at Nationals. He has memorized all of John and 11 other books.
Samuel Pryer- 10th grader and fourth consecutive year at Nationals. He has earned both the NMA and the MMA
Faith Pryer- first time at Nationals. She is a sixth grader who has earned her NMA. She did JBQ this year also.
David Pryer- first time at Nationals, he has memorized the book of John and is in 8th grade.
This will be our 6th year qualifying a team for Nationals. We are now three and three with our first three years quizzing in the Southwest Region and our third year quizzing in the Great Lakes Region. This will be our first year bringing an all family team. Our other coach and two of our quizzers moved across state. We will miss them but I am happy to report that they will be starting a teen quiz team in their new church.
Most exciting match this season
We were undefeated for the year going into league finals and lost to our second team! On the last question, the first chair of our second team quizzed out forwards for the first time all year. It was a great moment even with the loss.
Favorite Quiz Question
Quote verse 11:35... Thomas waited all year for it- he sat there and sat there while I thought "oh c'mon I know that one" Last 3 seconds, he gave the answer. They went to judges (correct - I think they were messing with him:)
Favorite Verse from John
John 20:29 Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
Tournaments attended this year
Favorite non-quiz related moment(s) this year
We have a 2 plus hour drive to league meets the ride to the quiz meet is usually pretty quiet with the steady drone of quoting going on in back. The way home is a completely different story though - generalized mayhem pretty much describes it and falling asleep is not advised.