The academic team competes in a quiz bowl format against other area schools. Team meetings are during Study lab. If you are on the team, your study lab will be changed to Mr. Gabrielsen. You will not have this time available as Study Lab. Although almost all students can play, only the best will earn a spot on the varsity team. Our season stretches from early October to late March. Our first games are played in the Inland Empire Academic League, which consists of schools from Eastern Washington and North Idaho. We have five regional meets between November and February. The next series of games is the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Scholastic Tournament. We begin with practice meets among North Idaho teams and continue with the North Idaho regional tournament in early March. If we qualify, we then take part in the state tournament in Boise at the end of March. Only the varsity team participates in the tournament. The team practices throughout the season. Meets are almost always held on Mondays from 3:30-6:30. Varsity players will miss classes for the regional and state tournaments. The team is only open to high school students.