OUR TEAM

12th Grade

Noah Andrews


I enjoy sports, books, and barbecued meats. I have a peanut allergy which is slightly unfortunate. This is my sixth year of quiz bowl.

Ryan Kashatus


I have three dogs, their names are Sara, Greta, and Sheryl. I have been playing guitar for 5 years. My favorite school subject is chemistry, but I can't take anymore chemistry classes. Other than that, I like to play video games and stuff.

Eric Lai

Senior Architect

I'm interested in STEM based classes. I intend to grow a lot as a quizbowl member this year and pay closer attention to new information. I'm usually laid back but can be serious when the time is important

Nate Rybner

Senior Architect


Zac Stapler

Senior Architect

I'm interested in history, and writing. I think of myself as an extremely forgetful, tired person. I have no quirks, I'm just extremely bland and boring.

Sam Whitton

Senior Architect

I love learning about science and computers. I sometimes make 3D models for fun.


11th Grade

Eric Anderson

CTO

My name is Eric Anderson. I am a junior on the MT Quiz Bowl team. Some of my hobbies include programming, reading, playing video games, and bonsai. I enjoy math and science.

Cyril Hainthaler

Senior Architect

In addition to quiz bowl, like music a lot. I play in marching band and symphonic band. I finished my Eagle Scout project over the summer, and I am working on finishing the rest of the requirements for that rank. I like the chance to travel with band, quiz bowl, and scouts.

Victoria Le

Senior Strategist

I really like science and math. I enjoy traveling, especially internationally. I'm bilingual; Vietnamese is my first language, and English is my second. 

Sanya Nair

Senior Strategist

In addition to quiz bowl, I am part of Mock Trial, Minithon, and Key Club. I like learning about anything STEM related. 

Kevin Phan

Senior Strategist

Interesting things about me include the fact that I sell eggrolls in the summer with my grandma. Other than quizbowl, I enjoy going to the gym and playing piano. I consider myself a boring person.

Lily Snyder

Senior Strategist

I've been horseback riding for four years and think it's easier than driving a car. I'm an officer of the Model UN club (World Health Organization is the best). I like reading, drinking tea, and listening to Broadway musicals.

Will Steger

Senior Strategist

I like history a lot. I am in 11th grade. I am part of the IB program.


10th Grade

Gellila Asmamaw

CTO

Im a sophomore, and one year ago I moved here from Chicago! I love Indian food and reading books. My favorite movie is To Kill a Mockingbird. I love traveling, and my favorite city to visit is Seattle.

Max Aurelio

CTO

I am always a cheery and funny person. I like to joke around and have fun with my teammates. My interests are math, science, and history. 

Kaylee Boll

CTO

I like reading, hiking, and community service. I do track and field. 

Baybars Charkas

CTO

I arrived in Manheim Township at grade seven after having moved around a lot. I like to read, write, and explore new things and ideas. My hobby is making constructed languages. I hope to become a linguist.

William Choi

CTO

I generally like music and often listen and play it when I have time. When I’m not doing that I also enjoy reading. One book that I’ve read recently that I particularly liked was The Power Of Habits, by Charles Duhigg.

Billal Gomaa

CTO

My name is Billal Gomaa and I am 14 years old. I enjoy science and math and also enjoy playing soccer. I have been on the quiz bowl team for 4 years.

Elena Hernandez

CTO

I’m very hard working and enjoy learning. I want to know anything about everything, but my love lies with history and literature. I’m pretty laid back and love puns. 

Scotty Reynolds

CTO

I am very involved in and very much enjoy school. I am the president of my 2021 class of Manheim Township. I play on the tennis team along with outside of school. I play piano and love to read. My favorite place to be is the beach. I really hope to be a part of the Quiz Bowl Team again!


9th Grade

Ian Beck

CTO

My name is Ian Beck, and I am 14 years old. I enjoy reading, learning about science and history, and anything to do with computers (video games included!). I have four adorable and very crazy cats, whom I love spending time with. My favorite scientists are all of the unnoticed ones that helped the big names change human understanding of the universe.

Aidan Buckwalter

CTO

I play the violin in the High School orchestra. I like to watch the National Geographic and History channels to learn more about history. I have been doing Quiz Bowl since I was in 5th grade.

Deeya Doshi

CTO

I love reading and music. My favorite animal is the killer whale. I love ice cream. I play volleyball and the piano and cello. 

Aizaaz Faiz

CTO

I’m an inquisitive person who likes to learn new things and I’m a somewhat competitive person who likes to set high goals. In my free time, I enjoy playing cricket and watching Netflix. I am resilient, persistent and willing to work hard to achieve my dreams.

Jane Farrell

CTO

I play many sports and do many activities but I really enjoy quizbowl. Besides quizbowl I am also on the field hockey team and intend on being on the swim team  and the lacrosse team. I also dance and have for the past 10 years. Finally I’m working on my Gold Award for Girl Scouts since I just finished and received my silver award.

Ellen Taliani

CTO

I'm a word nerd who likes little better than a good book. I enjoy singing, rock climbing, pottery, archery, skiing, and roller blading. I can usually be found with my nose in a book, writing on the computer, or listening to audiobooks on my phone. I love brownies, milk shakes, and puns.

Riley Vakkas

CTO

I am a very strong academic student with a competitive and hardworking mindset. I love to read and play basketball in my free time, and I play trumpet in the school band. I have a very laid-back personality and enjoy a good joke.