National Academic Quiz Tournaments hosted the seventh annual Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) over the weekend, a quiz bowl tournament for the top middle schools in the United States. Mounds Park Academy finished second out of 160 teams from 134 schools in 23 states! Quiz bowl questions are about school curriculum topics in literature, art, science, math, and history, but also cover current events, sports, music, and popular culture.
This was MPA’s sixth consecutive national tournament appearance, as well as their highest finish. Both Erica Brewinski, MPA Middle School Director, and Wade Peterson, Quiz Bowl Coach, praised the team on their dedication and perseverance. “They embody so many of the characteristics that we seek to foster in our students: teamwork, curiosity, courage, and the ability to think on one’s feet and to apply their knowledge,” said Brewinski. “I’m just incredibly proud of the group that came here,” said Peterson.