Trivia buffs from Mount Wachusett Community College and the greater community made a spectacular showing at the MWCC Alumni Network’s second annual “Quiz Night” scholarship fundraiser, held March 16 at the Gardner campus.
In a dynamic game of question and answer, 17 teams tested their knowledge related to a variety of topics. Teams were encouraged to give themselves humorous names and to come dressed in costume. Many did, adding to the amusing atmosphere. Complementing the levity of the evening was Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Mark Hawke, whose quick wit kept the crowd entertained.
“It’s very exciting to see the enthusiasm around this event growing,” said Carol Jacobson, Associate Director Alumni Relations at MWCC. “The number of teams participating nearly doubled this year from last, and we are thrilled with the level of support and enthusiasm we received from members of the community and within the college.”
The event raised $4,300 and proceeds will fund student scholarships through the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation.
The Blarney Brainiacs, comprised of team members Jessica Connors, Jennifer Welch and Ramon Gonzalez of MWCC’s Access & Transition division, and Brian Scales of RCAP Solutions, took first place for answering the most questions correctly, and also won the award for best costume.
“To participate in an event so fun and engaging while raising money for the alumni scholarship fund was a win-win,” said Connors, the team’s captain. “We were looking for redemption after a close two-point loss last year and could not have been more excited by our victory this year. It was a true team effort.”