Seniors Win Social Studies Super Bowl XIII

For the thirteenth year in a row, York Prep hosts its annual  Superbowl among the four high school classes. On Friday, February 3, before the NFL Superbowl, our students had a showdown of their own with jeopardy-style social studies trivia. The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors faced off against each other in three fast-paced rounds of questions. And there was even a live audience to cheer them on, just like a televised game show.

The categories for this year’s Super Bowl included old standbys like “North, South, East, West” and “In What Year” but also featured more timely options. “The Trump Presidency” and “The Obama Presidency,” for example, were early favorites. Other topics the student’s also had to brush up on were, English monarchs, N.Y.C. boroughs, and women in history. In the end, the seniors claimed victory against their competitors and earned the title of champions. Their team was made up of Matt Chatzinoff, Aidan Feeley, Spencer Brown, Max Nusbaum, and alternate Samuel Kane.

Ultimately this year’s prizes proved to be well worth the challenge as they were four of 2016 best history books. These educational tomes included Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Supremely Partisan by James D. Zirin, City of Dreams by Tyler Anbinder, and The Private Lives of the Tudors by Tracy Borman.