Clark Magnet High School Monday won its first ever Glendale Unified High School Scholastic Bowl, besting Hoover, Glendale and Crescenta Valley high schools in a friendly academic competition that annually pits some of the district’s best students against one another.
“It feels great to win,” said Clark Magnet senior Saro Meguerdijian. “It is a desire accomplished.”
Members of the five-member Clark Magnet team trained during their lunch break every day for months in preparation for the scholastic bowl. The competition requires total focus, the victors said.
“I was very nervous [about] getting the questions correct,” said Clark Magnet senior Sayonika Mohanta. “I wanted to make my school and my parents proud.”
The event drew approximately 350 people to the auditorium at Glendale High School, which rang at every correct answer with the celebratory whooping and hollering of supportive friends and family.
“It is an opportunity to celebrate the learning of students in a variety of subject areas,” said Glendale Unified Assistant Supt. Katherine Fundukian Thorossian, who served as contest director. “It is exciting to see students compete in academics. We see it so much in athletics.”