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Trivia Night Raises Money for Local Catholic High School


They may not have had the answer to every question, but Catholic University law school students certainly answered the call to help others when they came together on the evening of Nov. 9 to have fun and raise money for a worthy cause.
“Trivia Night,” held in the Law School Café, netted $463.00 on behalf of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park, Maryland, a high school designed for students in the greater Washington area who dream of going to college but have very limited financial resources. Students paid $5 to participate ($10 at the door) and competed for the first prize of $300 of Barbri tuition credit. 

Approximately 50 students attended, playing on 13 table teams to churn out the highest number of correct answers to questions about the obscure, the forgotten, and the downright trivial. The Peremptory Challengers were the winning team, but even they were stumped by some of the student-prepared head-scratchers, such as recognizing the logo for Kazakhstan's Air Astana, or identifying the lyrics to The Ramones' "Sheena is a Punk Rocker."
Catholic University Professor Raymond Wyrsch and his wife, Claire, who is the director of development at Don Bosco, also attended Trivia Night, as did a few other representatives from the high school.

The friendly competition was sponsored by The Catholic University Law Review and moderated by its faculty advisor, Professor Roger Hartley. The photos on this page were taken by Rebecca Zimmerman, editor-in-chief of the Law Review. They are also available on the organization’s Facebook page.
In the tradition of the Salesians of Don Bosco, an order of priests and brothers who have been educating youth since 1859, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School emphasizes the importance of faith, family, future, and fun in education.