Middle School Brain Bowl at the Kanto Plain Tournament

ASIJ middle school Brain Bowl team members showed their strength during the annual Kanto Plain Tournament held at Aoba Japan International School on Wednesday, February 11th. While peers sat in classes and studied English, math and science, this group answered questions on those topics plus: general knowledge, art, music, history, sports and current events, just to name a few.

The first round was held at tables where team members could consult each other about the answers. The second round involved buzzers and no consultation. The third round included identifying national anthems, distorted countries and peculiar animals, as well as solving rebus puzzles and nerdy questions.

At lunch time, the kids enjoyed hanging out on the field on a warm winter’s day. All in all, a fun time was had by everyone. New friends were made and older friendships solidified.


Congratulations to the entire middle school Brain Bowl team. The members were: Reuben Fuchs, Leah Gesling (4th place team), Noah Joroff, Brandon LaBarge, Yoojin Lee, Anirudh Kumar (2nd place team) and Everett Xu (1st place team). (Anita Gesling, MS Japanese)