Thank you for a SWEET Trivia Bee event - November 9, 2017!
Master of Ceremonies - Jeff Leonard
Guest Judge - LHS Principal Stephens
Congratulations to the 2017 Masters of Trivia!
LEF’s 22nd TRIVIA BEE competition, a friendly battle of wits which has become a popular town tradition, was held at the Lexington High School on Thursday, Nov 9th and is being called the best TRIVIA BEE to date. 42 teams participated in the competition in front of a packed auditorium. The energy level this year was unprecedented. The introduction of the yellow paddle cards which the audience raised and waved in support of their teams was a hit. So was the interactive audience questions in between swarms.
Like every year, the Lexington schools were well represented by students as well as faculty and were joined by teams from the School Committee, LexFun and others. Local businesses generously sponsored several teams and were recognized for their support.
Event Chair Caroline Yang and Co-Chair Yumio Saneyoshi opened the event to a cheering house, followed by LEF Presidents Karen Orf and Kimberly McCormick who shared excitement about projects LEF has funded. Jeff Leonard was the master of ceremonies and once again wowed the audience with his live music performance for each musical question.
The competition was fierce, as demonstrated by the need for several tie-breaker questions in multiple swarms. The final tie-breaker round went to Colony Collapse Disorder from Clarke Middle School. The final question was: Who was crowned the Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo the 3 rd in year 800?
A new trophy was introduced this year which the winning team displays for a year. The People’s Choice for the most creative team name went to the team “Bridge Bad Boys”.
What is the Trivia Bee?
The Trivia Bee is a unique LEF tradition – a fun evening that brings the Lexington community together for a friendly battle of wits while raising funds to enhance educational excellence in the Lexington Public Schools.
Three member teams of teachers, students, town employees, and citizens come decked out and ready to compete in this trivia contest, while hundreds of Lexingtonians cheer them on. Bring a friend, bring your family, and bring your trivial best!
Teams compete in rounds (or swarms), with the winners of the swarms battling it out in the final round. All answers are supplied by the team, so no one person is ever put on the spot. Trivia questions are in the following categories: history, sports, popular culture, science, arts/literature and current events.
We hope you'll join us at the Bee, whether as a team member, team sponsor, audience member, or volunteer.
2016 Trivia Bee Winners - the "Drone Rangers"
What a great night at the 21st Annual LEF Trivia Bee! Every school in Lexington had at least two teacher teams competing, with a loyal cheering section in the audience. There were also many teams of community groups, parents, students and general trivia buffs.
It was a tough competition, but The Drone Rangers took the Masters of Trivia title and won first prize.
Thank you to all of the teams, the generous sponsors, the volunteers, and the very enthusiastic audience, who made it extra fun!
A special thanks to Red Heat Tavern for providing the very tasty wraps and to Lexx for donating the first prize of a $250 gift certificate!