Gallaudet University Youth Programs

Gallaudet University Youth Programs Gallaudet University Youth Programs, home to Academic Bowl, Battle of the Books, Summer Youth Camps, National Literary Competition, Debate Bowl, Trivia Cup and other youth programs.

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07/09/2021
GU Youth Programs Spotlight: Trivia Cup

We have been getting a stream of new faces who have liked our page lately...

Hi new faces! Welcome! We're really glad you're here!

...and we figured this would be the perfect time to (re)introduce all of our programs to everyone following along here. Every Friday we will be spotlighting one of our programs and we'll be kicking off this spotlight series with our Trivia Cup!

This is one of our newer programs and unlike some of our other team-based competitions, the Trivia Cup is a fun and friendly knowledge competition for INDIVIDUAL deaf and hard of hearing middle and high school students.

There are five topics: Entertainment & Pop Culture, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Language & Literature, and Social Studies. It's FREE to join and students can sign up for just one, all, or any combination of these topics. The competition is done using Kahoot! and Zoom. Middle school winners will get gift cards and high school finalists get a free trip to Washington D.C.!

Registration for the Trivia Cup starts in September and the competition dates are in late September, October and November with the Finals for high schools students taking place in May.

AND we will even have a couple of separate Trivia Cup events geared towards elementary students. Keep an eye out for those!

If you didn't already know about Trivia Cup, now you do! Spread the news!

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Time truly flew by this week because today was already the third and FINAL day of our Deaf Youth Pride webinar series.Fo...
07/01/2021

Time truly flew by this week because today was already the third and FINAL day of our Deaf Youth Pride webinar series.

For today, we had another wonderful team of presenters from the Cascadia Black Deaf Center, Cascadia Deaf Nation, and the Family Tree Clinic. From them, our DYP participants learned about boundaries and consent, community care and SO MUCH MORE!

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Time truly flew by this week because today was already the third and FINAL day of our Deaf Youth Pride webinar series.

For today, we had another wonderful team of presenters from the Cascadia Black Deaf Center, Cascadia Deaf Nation, and the Family Tree Clinic. From them, our DYP participants learned about boundaries and consent, community care and SO MUCH MORE!

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Day two of our Deaf Youth Pride webinar series kicked off and like yesterday, we had a full agenda and some very special...
06/30/2021

Day two of our Deaf Youth Pride webinar series kicked off and like yesterday, we had a full agenda and some very special presenters today!

First, we hosted Drago Renteria, founder of the Deaf Q***r Resource Center, who introduced our webinar participants to deaf LGBTQ history.

Then, we had Alex Leffers and Micah Fields dive into the Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network.

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Day two of our Deaf Youth Pride webinar series kicked off and like yesterday, we had a full agenda and some very special presenters today!

First, we hosted Drago Renteria, founder of the Deaf Q***r Resource Center, who introduced our webinar participants to deaf LGBTQ history.

Then, we had Alex Leffers and Micah Fields dive into the Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network.

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Our Deaf Youth Pride webinar series started today!This afternoon, we welcomed high school students with intros and ice-b...
06/29/2021

Our Deaf Youth Pride webinar series started today!

This afternoon, we welcomed high school students with intros and ice-breakers, and hosted Najma Johnson, the Executive Director at Deaf DAWN in DC, who was thrilled to chat with our deaf and hard-of-hearing LGBTQA youth.

Then, in the evening, we hosted Kai Gagnon and Athena Willis, who presented on the trans experience.

Our Deaf Youth Pride webinar series started today!

This afternoon, we welcomed high school students with intros and ice-breakers, and hosted Najma Johnson, the Executive Director at Deaf DAWN in DC, who was thrilled to chat with our deaf and hard-of-hearing LGBTQA youth.

Then, in the evening, we hosted Kai Gagnon and Athena Willis, who presented on the trans experience.

Our week-long Immerse Into ASL! webinar just came to a close today and WOW we've seen such incredible growth from these ...
06/25/2021

Our week-long Immerse Into ASL! webinar just came to a close today and WOW we've seen such incredible growth from these ASL students this week! We love to see it! Check out the colorful screenshot that one of our ASL instructors, Felicia Willams, took of her group this week 😄

What a fun couple of days it has been for us over here in Youth Programs land! Our Got Skills? webinar just wrapped up, ...
06/25/2021

What a fun couple of days it has been for us over here in Youth Programs land! Our Got Skills? webinar just wrapped up, check out these snaps from the virtual escape rooms the campers did together. BOTH groups were able to solve the mystery and find the hidden gold before the clock ran out, woo-hoo!

Spread the word! The Deaf Indigenous of Canada committee in collaboration with the Canadian Association of the Deaf/L'As...
06/14/2021

Spread the word! The Deaf Indigenous of Canada committee in collaboration with the Canadian Association of the Deaf/L'Association des Sourds du Canada and Deaf Youth Canada / Jeunes Sourds du Canada are hosting a Deaf Indigenous Awareness Month this month. Interested in participating and learning more? Check out the flyers and the original post for further information.

Congratulations to Andrew Morrill who worked with Youth Programs for a number of years. We’re proud of you, Andrew!!!
05/05/2021
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Congratulations to Andrew Morrill who worked with Youth Programs for a number of years. We’re proud of you, Andrew!!!

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05/04/2021

2021 National Academic Bowl - Placings and Awards!

1st Place: California School for the Deaf - Fremont
2nd Place: California School for the Deaf, Riverside
3rd Place: Marie Philip School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
4th Place: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

We also want to recognize the award winners, listed below:

Sportsmanship Awards:
California School for the Deaf - Fremont
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

All-Star Players:
Clark Barrett, California School for the Deaf, Riverside
Ryker D'Angelo, Model Secondary School for the Deaf - MSSD
Tyler Furzland, Marie Philip School at The Learning Center for the Deaf
Drew Hornyak, Pinellas County District (Largo, Florida)
Jordan Iseri, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Maria Khabaz, Winston Churchill High School (Potomac, Maryland)
Enrico Miller, California School for the Deaf, Riverside
Chang-May Tan, California School for the Deaf - Fremont

Most Outstanding Player:
Donovan Holmes, California School for the Deaf - Fremont

Congratulations to everyone for their accomplishments! We are proud of everybody who participated in the 2020-2021 Academic Bowl season! Best of luck to the graduating seniors and we will see you next year!

05/02/2021
2021 AB Nationals 3rd Place Match, Championship and Awards Ceremony

Join us for a fun night!

If you need subtitles or voice interpreting, please join us using this Zoom ID: 884 9950 2008. Do not show your video or you will be booted. Have fun!

TRANSCRIPT:
3rd Place Match
Tyler: Welcome to the 3rd/4th Place match! Exciting. I am looking forward to this! Now, I want to do quick introductions. Tell us your name, your grade, and how many years have you been involved with the Academic Bowl. Who’s willing to go first?
Kyle: I will go ahead. Hi, my name is Kyle. I am a junior and this is my third year of Academic Bowl.
Delaney: Hello, my name is Delaney. I am a freshman and it is my first year.
Tyler: Hi, my name is Tyler (T on forehead). I am a junior and it is my third year.
Daniel: Hi, my name is Daniel (bent “2” back and forth on top of head). I am a junior and it is my second year with Academic Bowl.
Jessica: Hello, I am Jessica and it is my seventh year as an Academic Bowl coach. It is my honor to be here with all of you today.
Rachel: Hi, I am Rachel, first-year coach.
Jamie: Hello, my name is Jamie (JA on chest). I am an eleventh grader and it is my first year of Academic Bowl.
Daniel: Hi, I am Daniel Pletenets, “Dan.” I am a tenth grader and it is my second year.
Geoffrey: Hi, my name is Geoffrey Porter (G back and forth across the arm). I am a sophomore and it is my second year.
Valerie: Hi, I’m Valerie, a second-year coach.
Pia Marie: Hello, I am Pia Marie (PM on chin). I have been involved with Academic Bowl close to I think 20 years before any one of you was born as a player, coach, and judge for a few years now. Good luck today!
Tyler: Hi, my name is Tyler (“boy” on top of head) and I will be your moderator for this match. I played Academic Bowl for MSSD for four years, from 2014 to 2018. Good memories. I will use the following for right and wrong answers. I will be in touch with the GUO via FaceTime which will let me know if the answers are right or wrong. Before we start, let’s review the rules for this match. There will be three rounds. The first round will have 16 questions including bonus questions. If you get the answer right, two points and a bonus question will be given. You will have one minute to discuss and decide on one final answer. One player will have the answer up and the other players must thumb up so we know you are ready for the final answer. The second round will have 16 questions. This is an individual round which means one player will answer the question while the other players remain silent with no form of communication. The third round will have ten questions. Before starting the round, a category and a set of instructions will be shown. Each correct answer is worth three points.

R1Q1
Delaney: Wow.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q1B
Tyler F.: Bette Midler. M-i-d-l-e-r, yes.
Delaney: Fine.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q2
Delaney: No, no, no. Not that one.
Kyle: That book, do you remember that book?
Tyler F.: No, not that. No, that’s a different book.
Delaney: Wow…
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q2B
Jamie: Good job.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q3
Dan: 85 divided by 0.01
Jamie: Good job.
Delaney: Where did you get 16?
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q4
Delaney: Tyler’s.
Daniel: Upper or lower case?
Tyler F.: Upper like this.
Dan: From Reddit that.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q4B
Jamie: Good job.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q5
Tyler F.: Aztec? -ec?
Delaney: A-z-t-e-c. Yes, leave it like that.
Delaney: A-z-t-e-c. A-z-t-e-c. That’s it.
Tyler F.: That’s it? Okay, fine. No? Oh.
Dan: I-n-c-a, okay. Oh?
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q6
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q6B
Dan: Circle your “O.” It looks like a “C.”
Tyler N.: Hold.
Geoffrey: Dang.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q7
Dan: He currently plays for the Bengals. What is his name? Ah yes.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q7B
Daniel: Bengals.
Delaney: Kitties.
Kyle: No, hold! NO! Supposed to be one “n.”
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q8
Dan: 30, 30, 30? 30 times 30 equals 900.
Tyler F.: That’s clear.
Delaney: It says time by 9?
Tyler F.: Yes, 30!
Kyle: Wait, whew.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q8B:
Tyler F.: Go ahead and thumb up.
Jamie: Do you need me to put it down? Oh, good.
Dan: Perfect, I thought it was 200.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q9
Jamie: Hmmm. Ah yes, I think that’s the one. Oh, well.
Daniel: The question says lake. Lake. Lake.
Kyle: The question says “body of water” which means I think it could be either Red Sea or...
Daniel: The Dead Sea is the saltiest right?
Tyler F.: Better not be the Red Sea.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q10
Delaney: Um. The Crucible, yes.
R1Q10B
Tyler F.: Elizabeth?
Kyle: Huh? I am curious what it is?
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q11
Tyler F.: Delaney? That’s fine!
Kyle: What?
Delaney: It is in Puerto Rico, so…
Tyler F.: We have nothing.
Dan: Good job.
Jamie: Good job.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q11B
Jamie: Fine.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q12
Dan: Need to figure out what is IN a given ecosystem? In a group. Good job.
Delaney: Is mine spelled, right? Haha.
Tyler N.: Show the answer. Is everything okay?
Tyler F.: I object.
Daniel: Go ahead.
Tyler F.: It states a kind of organism in an ecosystem so species is considered one. You have a group of species, the same kind of animals. That is a vague question.
Pia Marie: The keyword is “given” ecosystem.
Tyler F.: Oh, given. I understand.
Pia Marie: You can have...let me think of a really common species such as wolves. Okay, wolves. You have a population of wolves that lives in the Rocky Mountains and you have a population of wolves that lives in the Arctic. Even though they are the same species.
Tyler F.: I understand, thank you.

R1Q12B
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q13
Tyler F.: Kim, yes.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q13B
Delaney: Heart touch. What museum?
Tyler F.: Okay, Rockefeller?
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q14
Geoffrey: That was close.
Tyler F.: A stone? Or should it be a rock?
Delaney: They are the same word. It is the same thing.
Tyler F.: Just in case.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q14B
Delaney: That works out.
Tyler F.: What do you think, Delaney?
Delaney: That’s fine. Wow.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q15
Jamie: A regular amount is 100%. Now you double it, that is 200%.
Dan: 200.
Jamie: Now, you triple it.
Dan: 200 times 3 equals double-check 600.
Jamie: So the answer is 600%.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q15B
Jamie: Guess, just guess!
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q16
Delaney: Was he in Juno?
Tyler F.: Yes.
Delaney: Oh, never heard of that. YAY!
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R1Q16B
Tyler F.: You forgot the “y!”
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q2
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q3
Delaney: Oooooo!
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q4
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q5
Kyle: Whew!
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q6
Delaney: I am not sure. I don’t know.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q7
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q8
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q9
Delaney: Ah! Joseph!
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q10
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q11
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q12
Delaney: Umm. I got the bird part. I know it is the Ravens, but…
Tyler N.: Time ran out. Sorry. Show the answer.

R2Q13
Tyler N.: Show the answer.
Tyler F. Thank you.

R2Q14
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q15
Jamie: No answer.
Tyler N.: That’s fine.
Delaney: I am pretty sure this is… Wait, is this basketball?
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

R2Q16
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ1
Delaney: Spelled right?
Tyler F.: I think so.
Delaney: Tetanus, right?
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ2
Tyler F.: I guess it starts with a ‘B?”
Delaney: “B.” Bubbles… OH!
Tyler F.: Delaney got it.
Delaney: She is the green one. Don’t ask me how I know this.
Dan: I think that is the pink one.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ3
Jamie: Fine.
Dan: I need to read that book.
Tyler F.: I made this up.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ4
Delaney: Have you seen the movie, “The Pursuit of Happiness?”
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ5
Delaney: Not the best words, but it is two words!
Daniel: I guaranteed we would know this answer.
Delaney: How wrong am I?
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ6
Daniel: Two.
Kyle: Two words.
Tyler F. Add Belt!
Delaney: That is a “t” at the end!
Tyler F.: It’s fine.
Dan: It says it represents the large bear.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ7
Jamie: Alright.
Geoffrey: Dan’s “K” is weird.
Delaney: Yay, crackle!
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ8
Kyle: Put your board down, Delaney.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ9
Tyler F. If it is the cranium, then I am sorry.
Delaney: A cranium is a bone. I don’t think they have bones.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

FRQ10
Daniel: Not Texas, dumb me.
Tyler N.: Show the answer.

Championship Match
Casey: First of all, do you feel ready for your Championship match? Nervous? Ready? Mixed? Just think of this match like any other match. You either know the questions or you don’t, period. Okay, let’s do introductions. I want you to tell us your name, the grade, and how many years have you been involved with Academic Bowl? This applies to the coaches as well.
Clark: My name is Clark Barrett (C on chin). I am a senior and it is my second year of Academic Bowl.
Ty: Hi, I am Ty Willey. This is my second year and I am a sophomore.
Enrico: I am Enrico, I am a senior and it is my second year.
Aspen: I am Aspen, a senior and it is my third year.
Alyssa: I am Alyssa Romano and it is my sixth year with California School for the Deaf, Riverside.
Amanda: I am Amanda Willard. I am an eighth-year coach but it is my second year with California School for the Deaf, Riverside.
Donovan: Hi, I am DV, I am a senior and it is my third year of Academic Bowl.
Chang-May: Hi, I am (C-M on chest), this is my second year of Academic Bowl and I am a sophomore. I just realized I switched the order, alright.
Courtney: Hi, my name is (X below the eye), a senior, and third year of Academic Bowl. Good luck to my team.
Naomi: Hi, I am (N in air, moving in the Z direction), I am a senior and it is my third year of Academic Bowl.
Allison: Hello! I am Allison (A3). I am a third-year Academic Bowl coach. Have a lot of fun!
Andrew: Hello! I am Andrew and it is my third year. You guys will do great!
Alison: Hi, I am Alison O’Hara (A in the air). I am excited to GUO this match, I heard it is the debut Battle of California. I am curious to see what happens today. Good luck to you guys.
Casey: Hi, I am Casey Johnson-Pasqua (C-Y) and I will be your moderator for this match. I am excited to moderate this match because this is pretty much history in the making. I double-checked our records and never had any interstate teams battling it out at the National level. So, the battle between Riverside and Fremont usually takes place at Regionals which you are pretty aware of, but never at the National level. So it is the first time so who would get the bragging rights? Okay, I would like to review the rules, what would the procedures look like. We will have three rounds. The first round is team discussion. You will have 20 questions. Yes, we increased the number of the questions to 20. You can discuss, one minute to discuss and decide on a final answer. Make sure all players show thumbs up which indicates that everybody confirmed that is the final answer. Once everybody thumbs up, there is no take-back. If you are right, 2 points and a bonus question will be given. Again, it is the same, one minute to discuss and thumbs up. If it is wrong, we will proceed to the next question. In the second round, there will be 20 questions where each individual gets to answer a question. There is a 20 seconds timer per question. In the third round, we will go back to the team discussion but there is a category and a set of instructions given that you have to follow. There will be 15 questions and each question is 30 seconds long.

R1Q1
Donovan: Go with that.
Naomi: Yes.
Donovan: Yes.
Courtney: Yes.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q1B
Clark: The most recent one.
Enrico: New York…
Clark: The newest one.
Enrico: I don’t know.
Donovan: I think this is the second one.
Chang-May: It’s fine. Good try.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q2
Ty: American. Gods. Related. American Gods. So.
Aspen: You sure?
Clark: Okay.
Enrico: Fine.
Aspen: WHOA!
Enrico: WHOA! Nice one, Ty!

R1Q2B
Donovan: Do you have anything else in mind?
Naomi: Fine, I have nothing else.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q3
Aspen: Okay, fine.
Enrico: Good try.
Donovan: Good job!
Naomi: Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q3B
Courtney: Go ahead.
Donovan: This can’t be the area.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q4
Donovan: Fine.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q5
Chang-May: Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q6
Ty: Atrophy? You sure it is atrophy?
Aspen: It is asking what this specific action is, so atrophy.
Clark: Atrophy is the shrinking of the muscle so atrophy.
Aspen: Fine? Okay.
Chang-May: Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q6B
Chang-May: In time, the muscle falls apart.
Donovan: Alright, fine.
Courtney: Fine, I don’t have an answer.
Donovan: Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.
Clark: Is there any possibility of my answer being related to the answer provided or not?
Casey: Alison, see that? Okay, your answer won’t be accepted because multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder that causes atrophy but the question has the keyword, “protein” which is specified for muscular dystrophy.
Enrico: Thank you.
Clark: Thank you for the clarification.
Casey: No problem. Next category.

R1Q7
Clark: Let’s go with Enrico’s. His handwriting is the safest one.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q7B
Donovan: Lang. Fine. Go with Naomi.
Clark: Any other guesses? Okay. NICE!
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q8
Ty: Go ahead!
Donovan: Oh, whew!
Chang-May: Good job!
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q8B
Chang-May: Courtney, you have 35 degrees too?
Naomi: 35 degrees?
Courtney: 35 degrees, yes.
Chang-May: Fine. Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q9
Clark: Good one.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q9B
Clark: Ty, Ty, Ty. Go ahead.
Naomi: Diwali, yes!
Donovan: Go ahead.
Courtney: Nice, Chang-May.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q10
Donovan: Um, okay?
Chang-May: I don’t know….
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q11
Clark: 100% sure? 100%
Enrico: Yeah.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q12
Naomi: Acid rain, yes.
Donovan: Nice.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q12B
Donovan: Chang-May, yes. Naomi, why?
Chang-May: Two answers.
Casey: We see two answers at the same time so we can’t accept either one.
Donovan: Naomi, dang.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q13
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q13B
Clark: Oh, that thing. Between England and Scotland?
Chang-May: I am not sure.
Naomi: Castle Rock?
Chang-May: That’s alright.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q14
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q14B
Clark: Erlenmeyer, yes.
Enrico: Okay.
Donovan: I forgot.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q15
Donovan: I think Bird makes more sense.
Chang-May: What is your answer?
Donovan: She was the most recent MVP but not the record-breaking one. I don’t think so so Bird is right.
Naomi: Chang-May, nice!
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q15B
Clark: Fine? Okay.
Courtney: Chang-May, you are on fire!
R1Q16
Naomi: Time!!!!!
Courtney: No, 3!
Chang-May: 5 seconds left.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q17
Clark: No “A.”
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q17B
Naomi: Haring, yes.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q18
Enrico: Adverb.
Aspen: Adverb.
Clark: No, no, no. Because it means the placement of objects. If it is a preposition, then the fire is on the roof. So it is an adverb.
Enrico: I agree.
Chang-May: Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q18B
Chang-May: Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q19
Ty/Clark: Aspen.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q19B
Chang-May: I don’t know.
Courtney: Fine.
Donovan: It is fine.
Clark: Budget.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q20
Enrico: Wait, ok.
Ty: Clark, go ahead.
Donovan/Naomi: Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.

R1Q20B
Naomi: Good work.
Chang-May: Good job.
Donovan: I never learned how to do this.
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q1
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q2
Casey: Time ran out. It’s okay.
Chang-May: That’s fine.
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q3
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q4
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q5
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q6
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q7
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q8
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q9
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q10
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q11
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q12
Casey: No answer?
Naomi: None.
Casey: That’s alright. Show the answer.

R2Q13
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q14
Enrico: Home accessories? No answer.
Casey: No answer? Okay. Show the answer.

R2Q15
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q16
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q17
Donovan: I completely blanked. Wow.
Casey: You will feel bad when you see the answer. Show the answer.
Donovan: I know.

R2Q18
Enrico: No idea.
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q19
Casey: Show the answer.

R2Q20
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ1
Donovan: My first dog’s name. I love that name!
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ2
Aspen: Fine.
Ty: Brunei, okay.
Donovan/Naomi: Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ3
Chang-May: So good.
Donovan: Baklava, yes.
Naomi: Yeah, right, right, right. Very delicious.
Casey: Very yummy! Show the answer.

FRQ4
Clark: Go ahead, I want to find out what the answer is.
Casey: No answer, okay.
Donovan: Naomi, perfect.
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ5
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ6
Aspen: Blitzkrieg?
Ty: Blitzkrieg.
Enrico: Yes.
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ7
Naomi: Yes.
Chang-May: Good job.
Enrico: Ty! Make sure you show your board!
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ8
Clark: Bloemfontien.
Aspen: Fine.
Enrico: Time.
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ9
Donovan: No. Courtney. Chang-May was after.
Casey: Yes, there were two answers at the same time so we can’t accept.
Donovan: But Chang-May put her board up after the time ran out while Courtney had her board up when the time ran out. So Courtney has the answer.
Casey: You’re right, we will recognize Courtney’s answer. So your answer is…
Donovan: Alright.
Clark: None.
Casey: No answer, okay. Show the answer.

FRQ10
Donovan: Spelling. It asks for the adjective.
Chang-May: I can’t spell that.
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ11
Donovan: Spelling? Berenstain. I think it is right.
Chang-May: Bernstain? Go ahead with yours.
Naomi: Make sure it is Bears.
Courtney: Whew.
Chang-May: Good job.
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ12
Enrico: What is it? Ah yes. Nice! Wow, I completely forgot.
Donovan: Oh no. It’s fine. It is supposed to be the Orioles. The Ravens are their football team.
Chang-May: Oh.
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ13
Donovan: I thought it would be Webster DuBois but it doesn’t start with a “B.” I don’t know.
Chang-May: I don’t know.
Casey: No answer. It’s fine.
Clark: A “R?” Okay. Ty, pay attention.
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ14
Chang-May/Courtney: It’s fine.
Casey: Show the answer.

FRQ15
Casey: Your final answer is…
Donovan: I feel satisfied.
Enrico: I kept writing, unsure how to spell it.
Aspen: Yes!

Interview with Marie Philip School (MPS)
Casey: WOW! First of all, I want to thank everybody who participated in the 2021 National Academic Bowl. From day 1 with the start of the pandemic, what does Academic Bowl looks like, the transition to a fully virtually year of competitions from regionals to national? Using zoom, teams zoom on their own with us then their scores determine who advances to here today. We are excited to celebrate National with all of you here on the live stream. I would like to introduce myself, I am Casey and I am the Youth Programs Specialist. I am responsible for arranging all of the logistics for the Academic Bowl. I am excited that it has been a success! I would like to celebrate our top four teams who made it to the National 3rd Place match and the Championship match. It is not an easy feat so I want to recognize them all. I am looking at who’s here in this Zoom so we will proceed with our 3rd Place team. But first, I want to acknowledge and congratulate Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind who won 4th place. Please take the time to congratulate them! Now, I would like to call our 3rd Place team, Marie Philip School. Hi! Waiting on one more coach?
Jessica: Yes. Rachel?
Casey: Perfect, whew! First of all, how do you feel?
Tyler/Daniel/Kyle: I feel good!
Jessica: Wow! I was feeling all twisted up until I was able to breathe. I am proud of them! Amazing job, amazing team!
Daniel: Already looking forward to next year!
Casey: Same! I am already looking forward to next year! Now, I am curious how you feel, I know your coach felt all twisted up, so I want to know your feelings when you know you were trailing behind?
Tyler: Really, I felt anxious but I knew we shouldn’t lose hope. We kept going and anything can happen in a match.
Casey: How did you guys bounce back from being behind to take the lead in the match?
Tyler: The second round was the key, I think.
Jessica; Yes, taking our time. Also, I think it helped when we called for a timeout. It was key to recognizing that the teams should take advantage of timeouts if needed. Timeouts can help relax, redirect and get the team back on track.
Casey: I completely understand. When you are in a stump and you feel like you can’t get out of it and a timeout is critical to shake it off. Like I saw you guys, you shook it off, re-grouped, and looked at what happened to you guys. Again, huge handwave to you guys.
Tyler/Daniel/Kyle/Delaney: Thank you.
Jessica: A huge pat on the back!
Casey: I want to take the time to ask a few questions about MPS. I have heard and I want to make sure what I am hearing is correct. Is this the first time MPS went to National or am I wrong?
Kyle: No. First time in the top four.
Tyler: No. It is our first time getting this far in the competition to the top four. We did go to National ever since but it is our first time in the top four.
Casey: Oh, so it is your first time ranking high at the National level.
Tyler: Right.
Daniel/Kyle: Yes.
Casey: WOW!
Jessica: It is our first time placing 3rd Place!
Tyler: Right.
Jessica; So it is not just placing in the top four.
Casey: Wow, so basically you made school history!
Jessica/Tyler/Kyle: Yes.
Casey: How do you feel about that? How do you feel about representing your school?
Tyler: It feels good.
Kyle: It feels great!
Jessica: I know our school will be very proud of you guys. This team is marvelous, you impressed them and I know you will get a lot of congratulations tomorrow, this week, and more.
Casey: Lots of back pats all around!
Daniel: Plus, we didn’t have an Academic Bowl class. We didn’t get much practice in, there is no designated time during the week to meet. We all have our conflicts so to make it this far is extraordinary.
Casey: For sure! It is not the same as last year. You did a great job, navigating the circumstances to get where you guys are now. Now, do you want to thank anyone special? This is your opportunity to share your thanks just like you just received your Oscars. This is your chance.
Tyler: My family, coaches, and the school for all of your support!
Kyle: Same, I want to thank my family.
Delaney: Yup.
Daniel: Really, same as everybody else.
Jessica: I want to thank my school too, the administration who believed in all of you, supporting you, sending emails saying congratulations, checking in with all of you players, with us coaches, and sharing tips and advice. When they found out you made it to the 3rd Place match, it was a huge honor for all of you to make history. I know we made everybody proud tonight. Thank you MPS. Thank you, Gallaudet for offering this opportunity as well! You made everybody’s night an enjoyable and fun one. Thank you.
Casey: Our pleasure! Now, you placed 3rd tonight, breaking the school’s history. I know all of you will be back next year
Kyle: All of us!
Casey: All juniors and a freshman, no seniors.
Daniel: All of us, no seniors.
Casey: So all of you are coming back next year! Will you aim to break another school history, your history?
Tyler: We will try our best!
Kyle: Hope so!
Daniel: See see!
Jessica! YES! We are ready for a long year of work!
Casey: Players, are you ready? Prepared?
Jessica; You ready???
Tyler/Delaney: Yes.
Jessica; I have a long list of topics to study! Yes, I think you guys are ready. Thank you.
Casey: I am happy to see that! Again, congratulations on placing 3rd.
Tyler/Kyle/Delaney: Thank you.
Casey: You should be very proud of your accomplishments. I enjoyed watching you guys play and like I said earlier, I am looking forward to next year! I can’t wait to see you guys in action again.
Jessica: Hopefully, next time it will be in person! Fingers crossed. If we could do it in person, that would be amazing. Thank you!
Casey: Thank you!

Interview with California School for the Deaf, Riverside (CSDR)
Aspen: GASP!
Casey: It’s fine! Perfect, no Aspen! You can stay, it's okay! Perfect, let’s call for Riverside. Aspen, it’s fine. It happens. You are not the only one who experienced that mistake of starting their video. It’s fine.
Ty: Can you see me?
Amanda: Ty, your background?
Casey: I saw that Ty has a background. See, Zoom that.
Enrico: Right!
Clark: Go ahead?
Casey: First of all… It’s fine haha. This is part of the memories of Zoom. There’s nothing like this.
Alyssa: Ty? Still waiting on one more. Sorry.
Casey: Oh, it’s fine! I am sure we are not the only ones. Many other people struggle just like us.
Ty: Better?
Casey: Perfect! First of all, congratulations on placing 2nd place!
Aspen/Enrico/Clark: Thank you.
Casey: You placed 2nd place out of 60 teams! That is a huge feat! I know I said that to everybody but it is! Especially a virtual competition so handwave all around. So, how do you feel? Placing 2nd place in the first National interstate championship?
Enrico: History for sure. We did our best and it is good! We did well. I am proud of ourselves.
Clark: I feel good because we showed that California is on the top, unlike other states. State pride right there.
Casey: Nice perspective right there.
Enrico: Repping California!
Alyssa: Yes, right. I know all coaches are proud of their kids. But I am proud of you guys and I want to applaud Fremont for being a great team, well-rounded team. So for you to be playing in the same match as them is a huge honor in itself. So back pats on both groups of kids.
Casey: Right. Okay, I know you wanted the championship but what is a positive experience you will take from this, placing 2nd and the overall experience.
Ty: Well, I think it is more like an accomplishment in itself. Placing in the top two out of everybody in National. With specific topics, we made it through a lot of difficulties. Nonetheless, in 1st or 2nd place, I feel warm because of that.
Enrico: Right.
Clark: I think it is a good chance for our young players to get some training in, some experiences in so they know what it is like for the future.
Enrico: Last year, we were in 19th place. So we went from 19th place to 2nd place, which is a huge improvement in itself. I will always remember that.
Casey: True. Remind me, three of you are seniors?
Amanda: Yes.
Casey: How do you feel about playing your last match?
Clark: It has been a good run. It has to end sometimes.
Enrico: A good journey, a good journey.
Alyssa: Yep.
Casey: Aspen? Any thoughts?
Aspen: My thoughts were that it feels good to place 2nd once again since my sophomore year when we won 2nd place at National in person so now we won again via Zoom. It is good closure for me, ending my Academic Bowl career.
Casey: For sure. Ty, are you ready to take on the leadership role for the Riverside team next year?
Amanda: A big responsibility!
Ty: Yes!
Alyssa: We have already started discussing ideas and getting ready for next year. So it is a good start.
Casey: Good! I am looking forward to the three of you and your post-graduation plans. I am looking forward to what you have planned and I am pretty sure I will see your names in the news. I guarantee I will see your names somewhere out there! Ty, I am looking forward to seeing you play again next year! Again, it is a huge handwave for your team to make it to the historically interstate match and place 2nd place.

Interview with California School for the Deaf, Fremont (CSDF)
Casey: Now, of course, we must recognize our 2021 National Academic Bowl champions, California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Come on up! First, a huge congratulations all around on being the champions.
Andrew/Courtney/Donovan: Thank you.
Casey: How do you feel being on the champions team?
Courtney: Surreal.
Donovan: Unexplainable.
Naomi: Better than last year!
Donovan: Better than placing 2nd place!
Casey: Right, you were in 2nd place last year and you finally clinched the 1st place spot!
Allison: Really, we have the same team from last year so we wanted to win it this year. You guys have been practicing, it shows and it paid off! I am proud of them.
Andrew: I am so proud as well!
Allison: You all look so exhausted!
Casey: I want to ask, you mentioned that all of you have been practicing so hard, so I am curious how that impacted your practices with the shift from the in-person competition with buzzers to fully virtual competition with team discussions? How does that affect your practices and your team dynamics?
Donovan: I think we benefited a lot from the change. We became a well-rounded team. We needed everyone’s mind to find the right answer. We didn’t depend on one player in the first round or have everybody buzz in, making it harder. Once we discussed it as a team, it was very beneficial, an advantage over other teams, I would think.
Chang-May: I would like to add that we couldn’t have gotten along without the support of our families, friends, coaches, and pets. Honestly, pets are a huge motivation factor. I couldn't stop looking at Donovan’s dog.
Andrew: I think the teamwork, as coaches, Allison and I get to watch them discuss, is a wonderful experience. Their brains, their thinking, and their discussions are extraordinary. They brought a lot of knowledge and for me, that was a lot of fun. I feel everybody felt more included and they felt they could contribute more through the discussions. It was truly our team’s advantage because we have four strong players, all were recognized as All-Star and MOP. We are lucky to have you as players at the same time.
Allison: And it was nice to see the progression of what didn’t work in the first match which we changed and improved for the second match, the third match, and so on. We can see the players take on the coaching well and it was impressive to see how they used the information they studied and the instructions they discussed, applying strategies. It was amazing to witness that.
Casey: I want to add, we, the Academic Bowl Executive Committee, who observed your matches behind the scenes, yes, we like to eavesdrop on all of the matches but we have to say we were truly blown away by your teamwork. We never saw a strong team with FOUR players, typically we would see one or two players, not four! We got goosebumps when all four of you immediately have your heads down, writing your answers down, and all four of you at the same time, lookup with the same answer! We were blown away by that! You knew your stuff, period. You are very strong and this is a well-deserved win. Now I want to ask regarding Fremont’s history. Correct me if I am wrong, Fremont never won a National championship since 1999?
Andrew: 1999 was the last time. We won in 1998 and 1999 and nothing ever since.
Allison: ‘99, yes.
Donovan: ‘98 and ‘99 then nothing ever since.
Casey: So you won in 1999 and 1998 then nothing after that until 2021! It could have been 2020 but dang so 2021 it is.
Andrew/Chang-May: Yeah.
Casey: How do you feel about finally being the National Champion and representing your school?
Donovan: I feel like I will have to deal with many staff coming up to us when we return to school.
Chang-May: Yeah!
Allison/Courtney: That is not a bad thing!
Donovan: That’s one thing for sure.
Naomi: That is assuming if we return to school this year.
Allison: I think this shows that your hard work paid off.
Chang-May/Courtney: Yeah.
Allison: You wanted it last year but you didn’t get it. But you worked hard, you were hungry for it so the hard work paid off.
Casey: Yeah, for sure.
Andrew: Courtney, go ahead.
Courtney: There’s one thing I loved about this, as a team, players, and coaches, we are a family and friends who know each other outside of Academic Bowl. We get together, chat as friends and family that we appreciate, and I loved that we won especially for the seniors, it is the three of us’s last year and our last chance to win. We won, we pulled it out together with a bang.
Chang-May: Me sad.
Donovan: Sorry, Chang-May.
Courtney: She still has two more years!
Casey: You mentioned three of you are seniors, how does it feel to be done with your Academic Bowl career?
Naomi: Weird!
Donovan: A good ending on a good note. I feel satisfied.
Courtney: I want more Academic Bowl but I am done with high school.
Casey: Wish we could continue playing Academic Bowl without the high school part, right?
Donovan: Right.
Courtney: That, that, that.
Casey: Just play, no more high school. Okay, Chang-May, how do you feel about taking on the responsibility of leading the Fremont team and you are only a sophomore?
Chang-May: I don’t know! Big expectations! But I know we probably would Zoom with them every week to make sure we got all of the tips and have them help us out because I couldn’t do everything on my own. I know the coaches will always support the new players, the new team that I am looking forward to this fall.
Casey: Good. Do you want to thank anyone special? It is your opportunity!
Naomi: Coaches! Honestly, our coaches, We couldn’t have done this without them.
Donovan: Most important!
Naomi: We almost gave up a few times, struggled with our dynamics, and our coaches are always there to support us, telling us we can do it, think of our last year, work hard, and push us. We couldn’t have done it without them.
Chang-May: Yeah.
Andrew: Thank you.
Donovan: Our coaches put in more time in this whole thing than the four of us combined. For sure, we couldn’t have done it without Allison and Andrew.
Chang-May/Courtney: Yeah.
Andrew: CSD family, who were there for you, supporting you, from the superintendent to the principal, to the teachers, to everybody...
Allison: Parents. The students’ parents.
Andrew: ...who supported you to make this happen. Parents and families. A community behind you who have been wanting a championship for a while now. Also, I want to thank Allison for working with me. She is a wonderful partner. And the players for being the engine, hungry and committed. Just wow. I am lucky as a coach for you, it was always fun every day and I will miss you three a lot.
Allison: Yeah, and I don’t know if you know this fun fact. Andrew and I played against each other in the 1999 Academic Bowl regional. So a full circle. Yeah, and I want to thank again, the parents who are so supportive and so involved. As a coach, I coached many sports before and it is hard when the parents are not on the same page as the coaches. Their parents have been 100% in and their support with the players that I see, the energy, the love, and the caring. Just wow. And I want to thank my wife and Andrew’s wife for all of the support with all of our time invested in this.
Andrew: Yes!
Casey: Again, thank you for being involved in this year’s competition. Best of luck to Donovan, Courtney, and Naomi with your post-graduation plans. Like I said to the other teams, I expected to see your names in the news, okay? I know you will do great things out there.
Donovan: See see.
Casey: Chang-May, good luck this fall.
Chang-May: Thank you.
Casey: I am looking forward to seeing you play next year.
Allison: I want to add one more thing. I want to thank Riverside for being a great team to play against.
Donovan/Chang-May:Naomi: Yeah, agreed.
Allison: We didn’t have a chance to do the Battle of California. We tend to have one every year so this is a nice and neat way to do it. I know they wanted this as bad as we do but I couldn’t ask for better competition. They motivated us so thank you Riverside.
Donovan: Thank you.
Andrew: Thank you to Riverside. You made us motivated, setting the bar for us for the last two and three years. Thank you. Also, I want to thank Gallaudet University and the Youth Programs for believing in the Academic Bowl during the pandemic. I remembered when everything shut down, Allison and I looked at each other and questioned would we lose the Academic Bowl?
Casey: Nope!
Andrew: The Academic Bowl was here for us! You are the bright star that we look up to for the past year. Thank you to Gallaudet.
Chang-May: Thank you.
Casey: As I said, it is our pleasure! Take care, stay safe, and stay healthy!
Allison: Thank you.
Casey: Once again, a huge congratulations to you!
Andrew: Thank you.
Casey: What a year! We couldn’t have done this without the teams. So thank you for making the Academic Bowl a possibility. Now I will shut up and we will transition to the Awards Ceremony!

Awards Ceremony
Director Fury: I have a very important mission for the Avengers. I need to call for the Avengers.
Steve Rogers: Hello, I have been submerged in the ice ever since and now I have ascended. How can I help you? Do you have a mission for us?
Director Fury: Yes, I already summoned the other members. We are waiting for everybody to show up.
Tony Stark: Thank you, Jarvis. What’s up? I am here, do you need me?
Director Fury: We have an important mission. We are waiting for other members.
Tony Stark: Do you need me to write a check? How much? We can discuss this later.
Natasha Romanoff: I can’t stay long in this place. What’s going on?
Director Fury: We have a mission. We will make this quick.
Thor: Who dares to interrupt my slumber?
Clint Barton: Sorry, I was practicing my bowing. What’s up?
Director Fury: We have a mission. We are waiting on a few members.
Clint Barton: Okay, that’s alright.
Bruce Banner: I was in the middle of a report. What’s going on? I got your call. What’s up?
Director Fury: We have an important mission. We are waiting on one more member before proceeding.
Peter Parker: Sorry, I was doing my homework. What’s up?
Director Fury: Welcome, our newest Avenger.
Peter Parker: Happy to be here.
Director Fury: We have a very important mission for you. From Washington D.C., at Gallaudet University, the Youth Programs office hosted the national competition for Academic Bowl. Schools from all across the United States came to compete virtually and they have asked us to support them with the Awards Ceremony. Are you up to it?
Peter Parker: Yes! Of course, yes.
Clint Barton: Let’s proceed.
Steve Rogers: Roger that.
Bruce Banner: Yes sir.
Director Fury: Good, let me set everything up. Do you see the PowerPoint? Good. I want to welcome everybody who is watching the Awards Ceremony. The Avengers would like to recognize this huge competition event, the 2021 National Academic Bowl. We will proceed.
Tony Stark: Hello everybody. Before we get started, I want to take the time to thank our sponsors who sponsored this extraordinary event. First, me, Tony Stark. Thanks to myself for funding and sponsoring this event. Yes, Captain America?
Steve Rogers: There are two important sponsors that we must acknowledge other than yourself.
Tony Stark: Of course. Go ahead.
Steve Rogers: First, the honor goes to Frank B. & Alice C.,30’ Amann Fund. Thank you for your support for many years. Second, Sorenson for their critical service for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Thank you for your sponsorship. Thank you.
Clint Barton: Thank you. Now, you know that all of the logistics and planning, making sure everything is in working order for this event couldn’t have been done without several people. First, the players who participated this year did a great job with team discussions and teamwork. It was a pleasure watching you play. Second, the coaches. Thank you for practicing, teaching, and supporting your players. Your players couldn’t have done this without you this year! Third, families and friends. Thank you for supporting them. Fourth, our interpreters provide access for all of the students who need one. I must also thank Gallaudet University Undergraduate Admissions for recruiting students who are our future generation who would make Gallaudet a better place to be. Last, but not least, two more to thanks. Youth Programs ambassadors for moderating, keeping scores, and making sure everything goes smoothly. The Academic Bowl Executive Committee for judging YES and NObring makes sure you get the points for your correct answers and bringing everything together. Thank you. We couldn’t have done it without all of you.
Bruce Banner: Whew, I am trying to not get too emotional. Now, I would like to announce all of the teams participating in this year’s competition.
Natasha Romanoff: Our fourth-place team goes to Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Great job.
Clint Barton: Our fourth-place team goes to Marie Philip School.
Bruce Banner: We are thrilled to announce we have two teams who competed in the first-ever National level interstate. Impressive. Now, we will announce the 2nd Place team.
Tony Stark: Hold up. I am sponsoring this event so I believe I deserve to announce the top two teams.
Bruce Banner: Hang on. You interrupted me. Let me speak. Do you mind?
Tony Stark: Okay, go ahead.
Bruce Banner: Thank you. Our fourth-place team goes to California School for the Deaf, Riverside. Now we will announce the 1st place team, the 2021 National Academic Bowl champions.
Peter Parker: Wait a minute.
Bruce Banner: What?
Peter Parker: I would like to announce it. I was a former decathlon player. Can I please announce it?
Bruce Banner: Go ahead.
Peter Parker: I love you. Thank you. Who is the 1st place team, our National champions? California School for the Deaf, Fremont! Congratulations.
Natasha Romanoff: Right before this, this morning, Director Fury assigned me a secret mission. Yes, a secret mission. I had to sneak into our enemy’s base to find this USB. There are files on it. Important files for today. Now it is safe in our hands. It has all of the sportsmanship winners, all-stars players, and the most outstanding player information on this USB. Very important.
Director Fury: Thank you, Agent Romanoff.
Natasha Romanoff: Worth it. Okay, we will get started with the sportsmanship teams. This award is what? We observed teams who portrayed good teamwork, a positive attitude, and engaging with each other. Who are the teams who reflected these exceptional traits? We will recognize two teams. The first team is California School for the Deaf, Fremont. The second team is Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. Good job.
Steve Rogers: Now, we must announce all-star players who met our mission. How did we pick our all-star players? We looked at their all-around knowledge, the points they earned, but most importantly their sportsmanship, good fellowship with their teammates, supporting and leading the team in the past tournament. That is how we determine all-star players. We will start with.
Thor: Sorry, this Earth is limited with their technology. It is my honor to recognize the person who will receive the recognition as the most outstanding player. This person has reflected important virtues, leadership, knowledge, sportsmanship, and many more that make this person an astounding Academic Bowl player. It is my honor to award this to Donovan Holmes from California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Perhaps, one day you shall become worthy of the Mjollnir.
Director Fury: We have a new mission. Go. Go. Go.
Steve Rogers: Roger that.
Natasha Romanoff: Okay.
Tony Stark: Where is it? Ah, I see the mission now. Ah.
Clint Barton: I better go.
Tony Stark: Alright. See you guys soon.
Natasha Romanoff: Okay.
Tony Stark: Jarvis, get my suit.
Steve Rogers: Help. I don’t know how to leave.
Tony Stark: Stop your video. Jarvis, turn off his video! Bye.

Awards Ceremony Bloopers
Jared: There are so many bloopers. I am so curious.
Tyler: I know. I can’t wait.
Casey: Are you ready for your spotlight?
Tyler: SICK!!!
Jesse: We do want bloopers. So if you make mistakes, that’s fine! That’s cool!
Shane: We are Z-listed celebrities. Famous people, wow.
Casey: Wish there is no hat.
Jared: OH! That’s perfect for Fury! Perfect!
Alison: Your head is chopped off.
Casey: I will just do this all the time for the Awards Ceremony.
Jared: But would that be awkward? Awkward.
Shane: Oh, I only have one line? Okay.
Jared: Oh, finish!
Casey: Wrong background.
Tyler: Call all of the Avengers to play Among Us together.
Jared: You are stuck in WandaVision, Jesse! You are stuck in WandaVision!
Casey: Wrong eye!
Jesse: You have to tell me, I never watched “Captain America.” Never.
Jared: He has a beef with Captain America.
Jesse: Oh.
Tyler: Fine, yeah. You have been recording the whole time?
Alison: Yes.
Jesse: The whole time, yes.
Tyler: Recording the whole time? OH!
Jesse: You didn’t know?
Tyler: Please don’t put that in. I just yawned. Please don’t put that in. Guaranteed that would be in the bloopers now.
Pablo: Seems like Jared just woke up from being outside.
Jared: It is too bright outside!
Shane: Does Tony Stark have a dog? No, he doesn’t? I know you want to go outside, but it is raining. Dodo? You will get dirty and I already gave you a bath yesterday.
Shane: Let me save my phone’s battery. I don’t want my phone’s light turned off during the performance. AH, I will need to change my battery!
Tyler: AH! And we can’t help you over Zoom.
Casey: Oh, finish! Jared: What is Casey doing?
Jesse: Poor Casey with her eye patch digging into her eye. Poor thing.
Casey: Okay. I am trying to get some circulation in my head. Continue.
Jesse: Where is the list of the teams? I can’t see the PowerPoint?
Alison: It is on the PowerPoint.
Jesse: I see nothing. I only see you guys on the screen.
Alison: On the PowerPoint… You have to open it yourself.
Jesse: Oh, it is not here. It is in the PowerPoint, alright.
Alison: Open it yourself… Open it yourself from your email. Open it yourself from your email.
Jesse: I will open it which means my screens will shrink.
Jared: I find that funny, Captain.
Casey: Let’s start from the top!
Shane: Top!
Alison: From the top???
Jared: TOP!
Casey: Sponsors.
Jesse: Who will do that?
Shane: Really, it is me. It is me. I am the sponsor. Me.
Alison: Tony sponsors everything. Tony sponsors everything.
Jesse: Ooooh.
Shane: I am here for the recognition. Thanks to myself.
Casey: It hurts. Accept hard.
Pablo: Ready to be the Hulk!
Casey: I flipped and dived. Whew, important it is now safe.
Tyler: Flipped and dived. I love that. Dived.
Casey: Dived.
Pablo: Mountain R…
Jared: Let’s hope I don’t laugh.
Pablo: Wow, we are excited to announce the California State to have a war.
Casey: What? I saw the word, “war” and went “what”???
Pablo: Why did I say war?
Alison: Breath. It’s okay, it’s okay.
Pablo: Really, I… I can’t contain myself.
Jesse: BRB.
Jared: I wonder where is Captain America?
Casey: He said BRB and walked away. No explanation. I said okay. That’s unlike Captain America.
Jared: I hope he doesn’t go back to the ice.
Shane: You said a “secret mission?” I will go “what secret mission? No one informed me, I paid for this!”
Casey: Shhh.
Shane: I need to go back to our agreement contract.
Alison: I don’t remember signing anything.
Casey: You are a consultant, a consultant, a consultant, not an Avengers.
Tyler: Whoa, I am confused.
Jared: Now, I am confused.
Casey: I know, I am so lost too. This is not helping. It is tightening my brain so I can’t think things through.
Alison: Is it my turn? I am sorry!
Jesse: Just letting you know, that is going in the bloopers reel! Staring at each other, waiting for someone.
Tyler: You.
Casey: You, Jesse.
Jesse: I thought it was you, Casey. Oh, you are not saying anything?
Casey: No! Not me, I have nothing. We stared at each other.
Jesse: I did look at you, Casey. Yes, a staring contest.
Shane: Next, right. I am thrown off. Cool.
Jesse: Our ordering is thrown off. Finish.
Tyler: Casey! Three in a row! Three in a row!
Casey: We love you. We love you, what was this?
Alison: Love yourself, SUPERDEAFY!
Jared: I am sorry but this is going in the bloopers.
Casey: SuperDeafy influenced me, finish! I love you.
Jesse: Including all-round knowledge, fellowship with each other, Nah. I want to do this again. I feel so repetitive.
Alison: That was so good. So good.
Jared: Same, I was following you along.
Pablo: SuperDeafy ruined your mind. You need to channel Captain America.
Jesse: Enrico…
Tyler: What?
Jesse: I broke down, finish.
Casey: Congratulations to all of the All-Star players.
Alison: I am so sorry.
Jesse: What?
Alison: Sorry. When Casey said “players,” her head bobbed up and down. I can’t stop laughing.
Jared: SAME! I was about to say that but I decided to say nothing.
Tyler: I laughed at the bobbing “players.”
Casey: Okay, fine. I won’t do that. I will say “players.”
Pablo: Make sure you put that in for Casey, okay?
Casey: When you see the light flashing, that is our cue for all of us to check our phones or watches.
Tyler: What do I do? Check my camera?
Jared: Emergency. I don’t have my phone. Wait, hold a minute!!
Tyler: Spider-sense!
Casey: Honestly, Jesse.
Shane: Go ahead and off our videos?
Casey: Yes.
Jared: OH! I am supposed to turn off my video.
Jesse: That was funny.
Casey: I am ready to take this off. Why did I think it was a brilliant idea to use a headband?
Tyler: I have to go and do homework.
Shane: Tyler?
Pablo: Wait.
Tyler: I thought I was supposed to turn off my video?
Casey: Wait for the flashing light.
Tyler: Oh, my apologies. I wasn’t paying attention.
Casey: We have a new mission, GO! No, Jesse was supposed to be the last person.
Jesse: Oh? I missed that part.
Tyler: Everybody has their videos off except for Captain America. He will struggle to turn off his video, knowing nothing of technology since he is from 1945. He still doesn’t know how to use technology.
Jared: Because he is old! He is old! That’s why!
Casey: We have a new mission. Go. Go. Go.
Jared: Ah, I messed up. I was trying to find the button to stop my video. Again, please. Again, please.
Alison: We need to go. I forgot to click off my video.
Tyler: Bloopers! Guaranteed in the bloopers!
Alison: When I was ducking down, I couldn’t figure out how to turn off my video. Redo!
Casey: Ready, hope we do this right.
Alison: Third time.
Casey: We have a new mission. Go and go! Jared?!
Jared: I am so sorry.
Alison: I was waiting!
Jesse: What happened?
Jared: I didn’t mean to laugh but everybody was taking their time to leave. When it comes to me acting, there are always bloopers involved.
Casey: Take 4. We have a new mission. Go! Hawkeye go!
Alison: Move, Jared!
Jared: My turn?
Tyler: YOU, JARED! Yes, you!
Jesse: I was puzzled why it was taking a while.
Tyler: Spending time on IG.
Casey: Okay. Take 5. No, 6? I don’t know, I lost count. Take 5.
Shane: OH! I wasn’t ready.
Pablo: Casey called too fast, I was still fixing my shirt!
Casey: I saw Pablo freaked out.
Pablo: I was fixing then I saw Casey ready to make the call. I went WHOAAAAA, but okay.
Casey: Take 6.
Shane: Go ahead and turn off for Captain America.
Casey! Jesse! Wait for Shane!
Jesse: I got confused.
Jared: Take 7.
Casey: Take 7, hopefully, our good luck charm.
Jesse; Phone dead?
Shane: It is ringing? It is ringing but no light. Do it again.
Pablo: Take 8. Our luck is thrown out.
Jesse: Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong.
Alison: Take 500.
Casey: Wow, my vision is completely different.
Jared: Wow, Casey’s eyes are different sizes.
Tyler: I feel like the bloopers would be longer than the video itself.

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