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McLean 6th Wins Sixth-Grade Whiz Quiz

Fort Worth, Texas – Fort Worth ISD’s McLean 6th Grade took the 2017-2018 Sixth-Grade Whiz Quiz Championship title after defeating Daggett Montessori in the finals match Tuesday night. 

Earlier in the evening, Daggett Montessori beat J.P. Elder in the first semi-final. McLean 6th topped the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) in the second semi-final.

Trustees Jacinto Ramos and Anael Luebanos were in the audience with principals and family members to cheer on the teams. CBS11 meteorologist Jeff Jamison was match moderator.

Culinary Arts students from North Side High School treated the audience to chicken and waffles, Thai salad cups and truffles. Pizza Snob, one of the District’s newest partners, sponsored the culinary contribution. The Southwest High School Jazz Ensemble entertained between matches. Gold Seal Advanced Media Program students at Southwest took part in the live production of the competition.

Middle school matches are Wednesday, January 17, 5:00 p.m. (moderator – Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy)

  • Semi-final #1 William James vs. Daggett Montessori
  • Semi-final #2 Stripling vs. Kirkpatrick
  • Finals match immediately after

High school finals are Thursday, January 18, 4:30 p.m. (moderator – Jeff Jamison)

  • Semi-final #1 Benbrook vs. Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences (TABS)
  • Semi-final #2 Paschal vs. Arlington Heights High School
  • Finals match immediately after

The first semi-finals will feature foods from Trimble Tech and O.D. Wyatt culinary students.

Be part of the audience at the Fort Worth ISD board room at 2903 Shotts Street. If you can’t make it in person, play along with the contestants by streaming the competition live on YouTube or, or watch it on Charter Cable channel 192 or ATT U-verse 99.

View photos from the 2017-2018 Sixth-Grade Whiz Quiz Championship here.


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