What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT
The latest entries in NAQT’s line of subject-specific practice question compilations, Thumbs Up! for Fine Arts, is now available. There are two sets available at each of three difficulty levels; each set costs $15 and contains 90 tossups and 90 bonuses. NAQT has also released eight new all-tossup sets of Thumbs Up! for History at various difficulty levels.
In order to help college quiz bowl teams identify potential players, NAQT collects information about players' college plans. If you have information about graduating seniors’/rising freshmen’s college destinations, please let us know!
NAQT has partnered with the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence and the Academic Competition Federation on a project spearheaded by PACE member (and NAQT writer) Alex Damisch to make reporting experiences with misconduct at tournaments less daunting. While we all sincerely hope that no one experiences behavior that makes them feel harassed or unwelcome at any tournament, we know that it can, and does, happen. These organizations are committed to making sure everyone feels safe, included, and respected during competitions.
Congratulations to the A team from Plano West Senior High School of Plano, Texas, for winning the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament! Hunter College High School (New York, New York) finished second; Liberal Arts and Science Academy (Austin, Texas) was third; and the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Virginia) was fourth. 352 teams attended.