"This is it," says Robert Hunter, who is retiring after 40 years as the director and founder of the annual Friends of Millard Fillmore Trivia Hunt.
The hunt, open to all high school students from San Mateo County, takes place Feb. 1 to 4, beginning and ending at the Carlmont High School Student Union.
Mr. Hunter started the trivia hunt in 1969 as a history teacher at Carlmont High. He says if no interested person steps forward, the hunt will cease.
"This will be my official swan song," he says.
The hunt starts the night of Feb. 1 when Mr. Hunter reads all 30 questions and tells students about five required items they must find. The students must turn in their answers, along with the five bring-in items, by 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. On Monday they meet back at Carlmont to learn which school won.
Teams from Woodside, Carlmont, Castilleja, Gunn, Notre Dame and Palo Alto high schools are expected to take part in this year's hunt. Menlo Park attorney Chris Cobey is the new hunt judge.
Anyone interested in continuing and directing the hunt in 2009 should call Mr. Hunter at 325-4058 or e-mail email@example.com.