WHAM stands for Warren-Hunterdon Academic Meet, a semi-annual academic competition contested amongst the high schools of Warren and Hunterdon Counties.
The Voorhees WHAM team competes at both the Fall and Spring Warren Hunterdon Academic Meets, and typically hosts the Fall competition here at VHS. In the past the team has also attended other academic competitions such as the Phillipsburg Academic Tournament and the Clinton Public Quiz Bowl.
What makes a good WHAM member? Knowledge of any sort. Questions can range from acadmics to sports to pop-culture. You name it, it can make a WHAM question, so don’t be fooled by the “Academic” in the title. A well-balanced team needs to cover all bodies of knowledge, so diversity is welcomed!
Meetings: The WHAM team meets during the school year, every Thursday at 2:30 in Room 223. The general procedure involves fielding practice questions in a relaxed, fun, informal manner. While attendance is encouraged, it is not mandatory. Many students are extemely busy with clubs, sports and other after-school activities, so it is understood that members may not be able to attend all meetings. Students in any grade are welcome.
Team Selection: If there are more interested WHAM participants than team spots for a competition, teams will be chosen based on a combination of performance on a written test, past competition history, and overall participation and performance at WHAM meetings. At most competitions we will field an A and B team. At the Warren-Hunterdon Academic meet we field two teams with a minimum of four members and a maximum of six.
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Masser at firstname.lastname@example.org.