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Ramblers Rank among Top Students in National Online Quiz Competition

Loyola Academy’s Scholastic Bowl team recently joined over one hundred high school students from across the country and globe to compete online in Buzzword, a web-based academic competition with divisions for middle school, high school and college competitors. Players listen to recordings of questions being read and buzz in as soon as they think they know the answer. National Academic Quiz Tournaments created Buzzword to allow academic competitions to continue during social distancing.
The move to social distancing caused many changes for students, but the changes also brought about new opportunities to shine on an international stage:
  • Martha Santiago ’22 was the top scorer in the entire state in Season 4 Level C in the High School Division.
  • Mark Gonzalez ’22 placed the third in Illinois.
  • Madeline Jones ’22 placed sixth in Illinois.
Congratulations, Ramblers, on these impressive achievements!

National Academic Quiz Tournaments, founded in 1996, organizes the premier middle school, high school, and college quiz bowl championships in North America.  In addition to its national championships, NAQT provides questions to invitational tournaments, league championships, and television shows throughout the year.  NAQT operates out of the Twin Cities and Kansas City, but its members mentor coaches, host tournaments, volunteer their services, and share their expertise across the United States.

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