Editorial | Brainiacs rule

Editorial | Brainiacs rule

Uni High School students made a name for themselves at a national quiz-bowl competition in Atlanta.

It's no surprise that students from Uni High School in Urbana are aces in the brain game.

But, whether it comes out of the blue or not, it's important to recognize excellence no matter the endeavor.

So a tip of the cap to Uni's five-member quiz-bowl team that recently competed in the National Academic Quiz Tournament in Atlanta, where they finished in second place.

It's the journey, not the destination, that will stick in the memories of the competitors as well as their family members and friends. And what a journey it was — in 2018, the Uni team finished 51st.

This year, Uni fell short in the championship contest against a school from Beavercreek, Ohio. So it wasn't quite a storybook finish, but it was close enough.

Given the level of competition and the hard work it took to get to the final match, team members can take justifiable pride in their accomplishment. Well done.

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