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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

May 8, 2022

Longfellow Wins the 2022 MSNCT

Congratulations to Longfellow Middle School (Falls Church, Virginia) for winning the 2022 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! W. L. Chenery Middle School (Belmont, Massachusetts) was second; Greenhill School (Addison, Texas) was third; and Burleigh Manor Middle School (Ellicott City, Maryland) was fourth. 141 teams competed.

May 1, 2022

You Gotta Know These World's Fairs

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten World's Fairs.

April 24, 2022

Glasgow, St. Mark's, and Garfield Win SSNCT Titles

Congratulations to the champions of the 2022 Small School National Championship Tournament: in the Traditional Public Schools Division, Glasgow (Kentucky); in the Open Division, St. Mark's School of Texas. Garfield (Ohio) claimed the Very Small School title. Complete team and individual statistics are now available.

April 7, 2022

You Gotta Know These Works by Irish Authors

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten literary works by authors from Ireland.

April 3, 2022

Karsten Ullr Rynearson, Pranavkrishna Bharanidharan Win IPNCT Titles

Congratulations to the champions of the 2022 NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament!

In the High School Division, Karsten Ullr Rynearson (Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts), scored 210 points in the final.

In the Middle School Division, Pranavkrishna Bharanidharan (California Montessori Project - Orangevale Campus) scored 290 points in the final.

April 2, 2022

Stanford, Georgia Tech, and Yale Win ICT Titles

Stanford University defeated Harvard University to win the Division I Overall title at the 2022 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Georgia Tech claimed the Division I Undergraduate Title. Yale defeated the University of Texas to win the Division II championship.

Congratulations to all of these teams and the 59 others who represented the finest in collegiate quiz bowl!