Senior Profile: Gokulan Anand

Rishi Motupalli

During his time at Greenhill, senior Gokulan Anand has made a significant contribution to Greenhill’s Middle and Upper School Quiz Bowl teams.

Quiz Bowl is a trivia competition that requires participants to answer prompted questions correctly in order to receive points

Anand has participated for 6 years. He is one of the highest-ranked players in Texas and has won multiple tournaments with his teams.

These include notable performances contributing to their victories at the Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance Houston Holiday Hoedown XII and 22nd Annual TQBA State Championship, and their 2nd place finish at the TQBA Kickoff Classic XVII.

“My favorite memory of quiz bowl is probably going to national’s freshman year,” Anand said. “It was cool seeing all the out-of-state teams that we usually didn’t get a chance to play against.”

There are no age requirements for quiz bowl, only an entrance fee. This allowed Anand to start his Quiz Bowl career in 6th grade.

“I don’t think I had any specific reason to join to be honest, I was in sixth grade and my parents signed me up for it,” Anand said.

For Anand, it took a while to become acclimated to Quiz Bowl, but he enjoyed the experience.

Another Quiz Bowl participant, sophomore Nikhil Nandipati, has competed in numerous tournaments with Anand.

“He’s an amazing leader who helps our team with stability,” said Nandipati. “He has the Quiz Bowl knowledge and is a top competitor for our team”.

Anand has left a lasting impact on the people around him and has helped propel Greenhill School’s Quiz Bowl team to frequent success.

“Not everyone likes it, but if you do end up enjoying it, you’ll develop more interests through Quiz Bowl,” Anand said.