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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

May 13, 2021

HSNCT Field Expanded to 224 Teams

The field for the 2021 High School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 224 teams.

May 2, 2021

Churchill Wins the 2021 MSNCT

Congratulations to Winston Churchill Middle School (Carmichael, California) for winning the 2021 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! Longfellow Middle School (Falls Church, Virginia) was second; Burleigh Manor Middle School (Ellicott City, Maryland) was third; and Stanford Online (Redwood City, California) was fourth. 112 teams competed.

April 25, 2021

Arin Parsa Wins 2021 MS IPNCT Title

Congratulations to Arin Parsa (Stanford Online High School, Redwood City, California) for winning the 2021 NAQT Middle School Individual Player National Championship Tournament!

April 25, 2021

Westmont and St. Mark's Win SSNCT Titles

Congratulations to the champions of the 2021 Small School National Championship Tournament: in the Traditional Public Schools Divsion, Westmont (Illinois); in the Open Division, St. Mark's School of Texas A. Complete team and individual statistics are now available.

April 12, 2021

Panel Discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Quiz Bowl

The video from our March 13 panel discussion about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the quiz bowl community is now available!

Thank you to our panel participants (moderator Jeremy Nelson; panelists Grace Liu, Caroline Mao, Esther Perceval, and Chris Wright) and to our fellow organizers from PACE, ACF, and IAC.

April 11, 2021

Arthur Delot-Vilain Wins 2021 HS IPNCT Title

Congratulations to Arthur Delot-Vilain (Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC) for winning the 2021 NAQT High School Individual Player National Championship Tournament!