TOP TEAM: Trinity Catholic College students (from left) Thomas Whelan-Young, Julia Wilson-Bald, Nick Davis, Marley Berry-Pearce, Hannah Davis-Glencross and Torrington Callan with the Bond University Best on the Coast quiz competition shield.
TOP TEAM: Trinity Catholic College students (from left) Thomas Whelan-Young, Julia Wilson-Bald, Nick Davis, Marley Berry-Pearce, Hannah Davis-Glencross and Torrington Callan with the Bond University Best on the Coast quiz competition shield. Jay Cronan

Trinity's tops in trivia

‘WHY was Paris Hilton in jail for 35 days?’, and ‘Who is Colonel Gaddafi?’ were a couple of the questions local students answered to win an interstate trivia competition this week.

Six Trinity Catholic College students from Lismore made up The Hyphen-nators trivia team, who won the Best on the Coast (Gold Coast/Northern NSW) Trivia Competition at Bond University on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

The proud group of Year 12 students had been training for the competition for a few months and were able to refer to some Aussie hip-hop lyrics for help during the competition.

“One hard question we had was ‘What country is Colonel Gaddafi from?’,” Nick Davis, 17, said.

“We were able to use our knowledge of Hilltop Hoods songs to answer that one.

“It was euphoric when we won. We were all really nervous,” 17-year-old Marley Berry-Pearce said.

This is the third year in a row a Trinity team has won the competition, with this year’s team winning a new Apple iMac for their school.

“I think the previous glory made me want to be in the team,” Nick said.

“We want our share of the glory.”

The competition was judged on which school had the most number of points after going through 10 rounds of 10 questions with each question worth two points.

Students had 15 seconds to answer each question.

“We could often make an educated guess because someone would vaguely know what the answer was,” Julia Wilson-Bald, 17, said.

Despite the extra study the students put into being in the trivia team, and the extra knowledge gained, all students doubted whether it would give them any advantage during their HSC testing.

Team organiser Christine Flood said there was a massive response from students to be on the trivia team.

They filled classrooms with kids trying out for a spot in the team.



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