Vermont's high school question-and-answer
academic competition for more than 30 years.
Welcome to the home of competitive academics in the state of Vermont. Since the 1983-84 school year, the Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl has been challenging teams of high school students to show their smarts in a fast-paced question-and-answer format. This year Essex defeated schools from around the state to claim the title and the right to represent Vermont in national competition.

The team from Essex High School poses after it defeated Hanover, 415-355, to win the 2017-18 state championship at the University of Vermont on March 24th.

Hanover Makes Playoffs as Four Schools Compete at Nationals
Five teams from four Vermont schools competed at national tournaments in late May and early June, with Hanover A's run to the second round of the playoffs at the NAQT HSNCT highlighting the performances. Hanover entered two teams at NAQT nationals in Atlanta and its A team reached the six wins required to make the playoffs with a round to spare. Hanover then routed Clark (Texas) in the first round of the playoffs before finishing in a tie for 77th place with a 7-5 record. Hanover B and Burlington each went 5-5 at NAQT nationals to place 214th and 184th, respectively, with Burlington adding a second-place finish in the ACRONYM pop culture tournament. The other Vermont participant at NAQT nationals, Middlebury, went 4-6 to finish 235th in the 352-team field. The next weekend state champion Essex traveled to Reston, Va., for the PACE National Scholastics Championship and faced many of the nation's top teams. Essex finished with a 5-10 record in 85th place in the 96-team field.

Upcoming Tournaments
(See Upcoming Events above for details)

Date Event Location
Sept. 29th Sue Pasco Opening Tournament Essex H.S.
Oct. 27th Great Halloween States Tournament Hanover H.S.
Dec. 7th Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament Essex H.S.
Jan. 26th Scholars' Bowl Playoffs Montpelier H.S.

If you are interested in information about our organization, email Tournament Director Kevin Commo.

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