Good news


Several students from Hinsdale were named to the dean’s list or equivalent for the spring 2023 semester at their respective colleges or universities.

• Alex Andalcio, Miami University

• Elizabeth Andersen, St. Mary’s College

• Mari Angelopoulos, Miami University*

• Sophia Biancalana, Belmont University

• Elijah Blacketor, Iowa State University

• Joseph Brocato, Miami University

• Jacob Duba, Iowa State University

• Greta Garber, Miami University

• Jack Gerami, University of Kentucky

• Maddy Glasby, Miami University

• Ryder Guido, Belmont University

• Samantha Guido, Iowa State University

• Grace Heimke, Belmont University

• Ryan Kelly, Miami University

• Alex Meyers, Miami University

• Richie Lozanoski, Miami University

• Susannah Melkus, DePauw University

• Sophia Morrissey, St. Mary’s College

• Jake Quast, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

• Grace Risinger, Bucknell University

• Diego Waelter, Miami University

• Catherine Wagner, Miami University

• Annie Williams, Miami University

• Anthony Zayed, Miami University

* president’s list


Hinsdale Central High School joined 302 of the top high school quiz bowl teams from 40 states at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the 2023 High School National Championship Tournament the weekend of May 27.

Hinsdale Central sent two teams to the competition. The A team consisted of Jiming Chen, John Hines-Shah, Alex Jiang and Jeffrey Liu. The B team was captained by Jaden Schmit, who was joined by Abigail AuYeung, Jonathan DeToro, Michael Sahs and Keona Schaller. The teams were coached by Alan McCloud, who was assisted by Eric Jensen.

Team A began the preliminary rounds with a three-game winning streak, in which they defeated Rancho Bernardo from California, Gate City from Virginia and Beavercreek from Ohio.

They finished the preliminary rounds with a 8-2 record, which qualified them for the playoffs. Hinsdale Central B finished the preliminary rounds with a 5-5 record.

Team A’s shot at the title ended when they lost to Northmont from Clayton, Ohio, in round 22.

Team B’s shot at the playoffs ended when they lost to Winston Churchill B from Potomac, Md., in round 18.

The A team finished in 65th place. The B team finished in 125th place.

Quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students. It is the national version of the game that is often locally called Scholastic Bowl. Quiz bowl teams use buzzers to answer questions about science, math, history, literature, mythology, geography, social science, current events, sports and popular culture.

The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas.