2022 CCC Quiz Bowl Results



Unity Christian team holding trophyUnity Christian High School won top honors in their debut performance of the Annual Academic Quiz Bowl hosted by Clinton Community College, one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. The Bellevue High School team earned second place. West Carroll High School took third place, with Clinton High School rounding out the top four.  

Teams from area high schools competed for the top award, answering questions in topics including math, history, science, language, literature, government, music, art, sports and current events. Begun in 1985 as a question and answer/fact and trivia competition, it was established with two goals in mind: to provide a fun, informative and entertaining learning experience for area students, and to provide exposure for the superior scholastic abilities of our area’s high school students.

The Unity Christian Quiz Bowl team is led by Coach Monica Clarke and includes Captain Andy Eslick, John Carter, Allison Tegeler, Gabe Marcum, Samm Wilbur, and Carrie Willoughby.

Unity Christian Quiz Bowl Team picturedf rom left to right: Carrie Willougby, Allison Tegeler, Gabe Marcum, Andy Eslick, Samm Wilbur, John Carter, and Coach Monica Clarke.

Each year, Clinton Community College awards trophies to the school teams placing first through fourth in the championship bracket and to the top two teams in the consolation bracket. In addition, the Paul B. Sharar Foundation awards a $1,200 scholarship to the winning high school, and a $600 scholarship to the runner-up, to be used by graduates of those schools attending Clinton Community College. 

Clinton Community College President Dr. Brian Kelly commented, “It was amazing to see these well-prepared students back at Quiz bowl. Thanks to the students, staff, and high school partners for making this a great event."

The Paul B. Sharar Foundation awards $250,000 of scholarship funding annually to deserving Clinton Community College students. The most prestigious of these scholarships are the Foundation’s Honor Scholarships. The Honor Scholarships are designated exclusively for the very best high school students. Students receiving these scholarships must have ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class and maintained a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average.

The Paul B. Sharar Foundation also offers program-specific scholarships for students enrolled in areas such as accounting, art, education, humanities, law enforcement and science. Other scholarships are designed specifically for students living in or near one of the Clinton County area communities. The Paul B. Sharar Foundation scholarships are just another way Clinton Community College makes a quality college education affordable. For more information about these scholarships, contact the Sharar Foundation Office at the college or the college’s Financial Aid Department.

The Eastern Iowa Community Colleges are THE Community’s College and serve as the number one choice for area high school students. Whether you’re planning to earn your bachelor’s degree, or a shorter-term technical degree is in your future, we can get you there.

Thousands of Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community College graduates have transferred to four-year colleges and universities across the nation. Our guaranteed transfer program assures your credits will transfer to area state universities and private colleges. The receiving colleges included in this program are: University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Western Illinois University, Iowa Wesleyan College, and St. Ambrose University. Efforts will also be made to accommodate students who change from one of these institutions to another during the course of their time with us.

EICC offers more than 40 technical career programs. These programs are generally two years in length and are designed to lead directly into a rewarding career. Among our many programs are microcomputers, graphic arts, nursing, engineering technology, and administrative office support. 

At just $187.00 per credit hour, our tuition is hundreds of dollars less than the state universities and thousands less than most private colleges and technical institutes. In addition, many scholarship, grant and loan options are available that can help you in financing your education. To further offset the costs, Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges are right in your backyard. By attending college near your home, you can save hundreds of dollars in room and board fees charged by out-of-town institutions. We also offer classes in Maquoketa.

Teams participating in the 2022 Academic Quiz Bowl include Bellevue High School, Calamus-Wheatland High School, Clinton High School, Fulton High School, Northeast High School, Prince of Peace Catholic School, Unity Christian High School, and West Carroll High School.

For more information, contact Heather Evans at 563-244-7007.