Lewis School And STEMM Academy Quiz Bowl Teams to Compete in National Championship Tournament - Updated

The quiz bowl teams from Lewis School and the STEMM Academy in Valparaiso, Florida proved themselves worthy to play on a national stage and on May 7, 2016, the teams will represent their schools in a national competition testing their knowledge of history, science, literature, fine arts, geography, the social sciences, current events, and more areas of study:  National Academic Quiz Tournaments' (NAQT) Middle School National Championship Tournament.

Quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for teams of four students.  Quiz bowl teams use buzzers to answer questions about science, math, history, literature, mythology, geography, social science, current events, sports, and popular culture.  The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration, since no individual player is likely to be an expert in all subject areas.  Participation in quiz bowl both reinforces lessons from the classroom and encourages players to develop new intellectual interests.

Lewis School and Okaloosa STEMM Academy may face familiar foes in Atlanta, as Ransom Middle (from Cantonment), and Ruckel Middle (from Niceville) will also be attending.

The Lewis School team will consist of Regina Grill, Lily Honsinger, Tegan Kapadia, and Devon Tucker and is coached by Kelly Yates.

The STEMM Academy team will consist of Michael Panarisi, Niamh Ordner, Gus Fontenot, Charles Labee Front Row: Meghan Saueressig, Brody McGregory, Ethan Connerly, and Zane Schmidt.

Good luck to all of our area teams!

Tournament results will be updated throughout the two days of competition so everyone can follow along and see how the team does.  
Click here to view results!


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.