Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School in Orland Hills came in first place at the recent Brother Rice High School Academic Bowl. | Supplied photo
Updated: December 25, 2013 6:02AM
Five students from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School in Orland Hills won the recent Brother Rice Academic Bowl, according to a news release from Bernardin School.
The team won a first-place trophy, and an engraving marking its victory was to be placed on a plaque that will be on display at Brother Rice High School in Chicago.
Bernardin’s team consisted of eighth-graders Michael Kohler (Orland Park) and Vincent Zampillo (Tinley Park), and seventh-graders Jimmy Calcagno (Orland Park), Patrick DuMais (Mokena) and Kyle Laird (Orland Park).
The competition was split into three rounds. The first consisted of an individual written test, and the second and third rounds were team competition. Questions covered all academic subject areas and trivia about Brother Rice High School.
“This was the first time Cardinal Bernardin School participated in the Brother Rice Academic Bowl. We are so proud of how well our students worked together to win the competition,” seventh-grade teacher Kristin Roy said.
“I thought the competition was well run,” Kohler said. “I am proud that the Cardinal Bernardin School team will be recognized on a plaque that will be displayed at Brother Rice High School.”
Brother Rice’s National Honor Society hosted the event. Moderator Janet Rzeszutko organized and presented awards to the teams, assisted by teachers Beth Van, Cindy Charters and Scholastic Bowl moderator Michelle England, who acted as the master of ceremonies for the competitions.
Eight teams participated in the event, including St. Bede, St. Christina, St. Gerald, St. Michael and St. Linus. St. Michael and St. Christina each sent two teams.
All participants received certificates and prizes.