North Park

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North Park Secondary School
Brampton, Ontario
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North Park Secondary School is a school in Brampton, Ontario that competes in Reach for the Top.

North Park Secondary School: School Reach Program

North Park Secondary School's "School Reach" team has existed since the 1980s, coming to prominence within its region in the last three years.

The team was not competitive in 2006, due to many of its stronger players attending an exchange to Paraguay. Thus, in 2007, expectations were not high. The Senior Team shocked the region with a fourth-place finish, including an early upset of St. Thomas Aquinas, and a seven game winning streak to complete the regular season.

The intermediate team was even more successful. Losing one game the entire year, they won the 2007 Peel Regional Championships.

In 2008, the team needed to rebuild itself, as all but one of its senior team members graduated. They finished in third place in their division, just missing a chance at qualifying for the regional championships.

In 2009, North Park rode a strong foundation to a first place finish in North Peel, but regrettably could not advance to Provincials. They also entered two teams in the inaugural Toronto Winter Invitational.

The last appearance to date by the team at a pyramidal quizbowl competition was the 2010 NAQT Provincial Championship.

Senior Teams

Year Members
2007 Brian McNamara
Rebecca Whitney
Robert McMechan
Alastair Woods
Amanda Nidd
James Brown
Nikita France
Megan Salem
Michelle Collier

Year Members
2008 Brian McNamara*
Laton Vermette
Sean Tobin
Julia Robertson
Colin Mackay
Laila Zarabi Yan

Year Team A Team B
2009 Brian McNamara* Anuneet Dhindsa*
Emma Pollard Vasmeen Ratra
Akosua Asante Colin Mackay
Laton Vermette Sarabjot Anand
Sean Tobin Aaron Singh
Daniel Whitten Apoorv Sirdeshpande

Intermediate Teams

Year Members
2007 Brian McNamara
Laton Vermette
Sean Tobin
Yash Paliwal

Year Members
2008 Emma Pollard
Akosua Asante
Yash Paliwal
Vasmeen Ratra
Anuneet Dhindsa
Aaron Singh
Sarabjot Anand