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Calling All Brainiacs – It’s Whiz Quiz Time!

Fort Worth ISD students will flex their mental muscles next week in the Whiz Quiz semi-finals and finals. This is the 41st year of Whiz Quiz in our District. We call it the Sport of Knowledge.

 “It’s just as good as watching the Cowboys, if not better,” said Norma Burks, the District’s academic activities coordinator.

Whiz Quiz is a Jeopardy-style academic competition in which two five-member teams square off to answer rapid-fire questions about science, literature, social studies, geography, grammar, math and pop culture. Asking the questions will be Fort Worth ISD alumni CBS11 meteorologist Jeff Jamison and Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy.

Join us at the Fort Worth ISD Board Room, 2903 Shotts Street, Fort Worth, for:

  • 6th Grade – Monday, January 14, 5 p.m.

Semifinal 1 – McLean 6th vs. J.P. Elder

Seminfinal 2 – Daggett Mont. vs. Stripling

  • Middle School – Tuesday, January 15, 5 p.m.

Semifinal 1 – McLean vs. Daggett Montessori

World Languages Institute vs. J.P. Elder

  • High School – Wednesday, January 16, 4:30 p.m.

Semifinal 1 – Paschal vs. Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences

Semifinal 2 – Arlington Heights vs. YMLA 

Future chefs from Fort Worth ISD Gold Seal culinary programs will serve the audience gourmet snacks between matches. Kroger is sponsoring the culinary participation. Pizza Snob is providing dinner for the production crew.

Students in the Gold Seal Advanced Media Program at Southwest High School will operate cameras, floor direct, host the program, and fill other important production roles. Southwest’s Jazz Band, under the direction of Adam Kramer, will entertain the audience between matches.

If you’re unable to attend, view the live stream at or watch on Charter/Spectrum channel 192 or AT&T U-verse 99.


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