The J. P. Stevens quiz bowl team (currently known as the STARS) is a team that competes at the state level. It has made Top 16 3 times in a row in the Bridgewater-Raritan Invitational Tournament of Excellence (BRITE) and was a quarterfinalist in 2007.
The Rutgers Academic Challenge Years
The team was originally known as the Rutgers Academic Challenge team.
The STARS Years
At around the end of the 2006 academic school year, the JPS team was named STARS. The team name stands for "Stevens' Tough and Rough Scholars".
Later, the STARS took part in the NAQT at Rutgers. Despite undermanned to a point where they were unable to have a full team, the STARS managed to win 4 of 12 games.
Finally that year, the STARS sent two teams to take part in BRITE. However, after both teams advanced to the Top 16 after the playoffs, they were matched up against each other in the next game. The winning team advanced to the quarterfinals where they were defeated by North Brunswick High School.
The STARS participated in the NAQT at Princeton. However, they were quite soundly defeated and were unable to advance past the playoffs.
Later, they once again took part in BRITE. The STARS once again managed to make the Top 16 before getting eliminated.