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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

June 5, 2024

Writer Application Period: June 1 to July 31

NAQT will be considering contract-writer applications from June 1 until July 31. Potential writers must have a high school diploma, and must have turned 18 on or prior to October 31, 2024. Please read this page for more details about writing positions.

May 26, 2024

Barrington Wins the 2024 HSNCT

Congratulations to Barrington High School (Barrington, Illinois) for winning the 2024 High School National Championship Tournament! St. Mark's School of Texas (Dallas, Texas) was second; Livingston High School (Livingston, New Jersey) was third; Buffalo Grove High School (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) was fourth. 320 teams competed.

Complete team and individual statistics are now available.

May 12, 2024

River Trail Wins the 2024 MSNCT

Congratulations to River Trail Middle School (Johns Creek, Georgia) for winning the 2024 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! Sycamore School (Indianapolis, Indiana) was second; William Hopkins Middle School (Fremont, California) was third; and Winston Churchill Middle School (Carmichael, California) was fourth. 160 teams competed.

Complete team and individual statistics are now available.

April 28, 2024

Hastings, St. Mark's School of Texas, and West Iron County Win SSNCT Titles

Congratulations to the champions of the 2024 Small School National Championship Tournament! Hastings (Hastings-on-Hudson, New York) won the championship in the Traditional Public Schools Division. West Iron County (Iron River, Michigan) was our Very Small School champion. St. Mark's School of Texas (Dallas) won the title in the Open Division.

Complete team and individual statistics are now available.

April 7, 2024

Ali Hamzeh Wins IPNCT Title

Congratulations to Ali Hamzeh (Kinkaid School, Houston, Texas) for winning the 2024 NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament!

Complete statistics are now available.

April 6, 2024

Chicago, Cornell, and Waterloo Win ICT Titles

Chicago A went undefeated to claim the Division I Overall title at the 2024 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Cornell A defeated Georgia Tech to win the Division I Undergraduate title. Waterloo B claimed the Division II championship with a win over Columbia B.

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