Scholastic Bowl

Conference Standings & Schedules

The Elm varsity and JV Scholastic Bowl teams compete in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference (LNAC). To stay up to date on conference standings and schedules for all LNAC varsity and JV teams, visit these pages:

Scholastic Bowl Overview

How quickly can you answer questions that test how much you know about a variety of academic subjects? That's the challenge of Scholastic Bowl, a general knowledge quiz in which students from area schools compete to buzz in first to answer questions and earn points for their teams.

Students must try out to earn a spot on Elm Middle School's Scholastic Bowl teams (6th/7th grade and 8th grade).

Scholastic Bowl season runs concurrently with the girls basketball season. Tryouts and initial practices take place in late January. The season starts in February and concludes in March.

2023 Elm Scholastic Bowl Schedule & Results

POSTSEASON | Invitational Meet


The Elm varsity won first place in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference Scholastic Bowl Invitational! Every Elm varsity team member received a first-place medal. AJ Hernandez won the Most Questions Answered award. The Cougars completed their first-ever undefeated season, going 8-0 to win the regular-season conference title and then going undefeated to win the postseason invitational. Elm has never brought home the Scholastic Bowl conference championship plaque and the invitational 1st-place trophy in the same year. Previous Elm teams have taken one or the other, but never both. Congratulations on making school history, varsity Cougars! Elm will once again go the Scholastic Bowl national tournament! The Cougars will be competing May 13. The tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Rosemont. All members of the Elm team, both varsity and junior varsity, are eligible to compete.



Elm varsity and JV each defeated their Mannheim counterparts. The varsity Cougars finished the regular season 8-0, winning the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference title. The JV Cougars finished 6-2, ending their regular season on a six-match winning streak. They placed second in the conference to Lincoln JV.


Both the Elm varsity and JV won their matches against Rhodes. The varsity Cougars are now 7-0 on the season, and the JV improved to 5-2.


Elm varsity remained undefeated, beating Union Ridge in a home match. The Cougars are now 6-0. The Elm JV also won, improving to 4-2 on the year.


Elm beat Hester in the battle of undefeated varsity teams; the Cougars are now 5-0. The JV Cougars also beat their Hester counterparts, improving to 3-2 on the season.


The Cougar varsity and JV both defeated their River Grove counterparts. The Elm varsity remains undefeated at 4-0, and the JV Cougars raised their record to 2-2.


Elm varsity defeated Rosemont to stay undefeated; the Cougars are now 3-0 in conference play. The Cougar JV also beat Rosemont, improving to 1-2 overall.


Elm varsity defeated previously unbeaten Lincoln; the Cougars are now 2-0 in conference play. The Cougar JV lost to Lincoln, falling to 0-2 overall.


Elm varsity defeated Giles to begin the season 1-0 in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference. The Cougar JV lost to Giles and is 0-1 in conference play.