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Dent Middle School wins 2018 R2 Quiz Whiz


Did you know that South Korea is the East Asian country now governed by Moon Jae-in? Or that, Venus is a planet sometimes called a “twin” to earth? Richland Two students competing in the eighth annual Quiz Whiz Middle School Academic Tournament knew the answers to these questions, as well as, the 1940s was the decade in which Franklin Roosevelt won a fourth term during World War II. Quiz Whiz is similar to the National Academic Quiz Tournament and is not a game of trivia. The rigorous, pyramid-style questions focus on academics in subjects including, history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, and sports.
Dent Middle School, coached by Marc Turner and Cathy Stinson, won the competition finishing with seven match wins and no losses. Dent competed against Kelly Mill Middle School in the championship round. Kelly Mill, coached by Tori White, won five games and lost two. This was the third consecutive tournament win for Dent Middle and fourth overall.
The tournament was Feb. 9-10, 2018 at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2) located at 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, SC. Matches will be aired on R2TV, Spectrum Cable channel 12 in the Northeast Columbia area, with episodes of new rounds each week. 
Previous tournament winners are Dent Middle School (2014, 2016, 2017), Summit Parkway Middle School (2013, 2015), E.L. Wright Middle School (2012) and Kelly Mill Middle School (2011).