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My fingers rested on button, ready to activate my weapon any second. This was our last battle and we needed to win. My teammates leaned forward, our minds racing, hearts beating fast. The table was our battlefield, our brains were the weapons. As the moderator read the last question to Round 3 of the Quizbowl Championships, I buzzed in with "phototaxis", a plant's response to light. "Correct!" I hugged my teammates as victory music blared in my mind and invisible confetti rained down from the ceiling.
In the three months since I have created the team, I have seen it develop from a meeting among few people to a weekly gathering of passionate players. Although we started the season without enough funding or even proper equipment, our love for trivia carried us far into the competition. I am fortunate to have enjoyed such a great intellectual experience and watch as my team overcome adversity with other teams, despite the lack of support.
As we left the room with gleeful smiles, I felt a sense of pride. Like a mother seeing her son taking his first step, I could not have been happier to see my team grow up.