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Competing Whiz Quiz Teams Announced

Fort Worth ISD students will flex their mental muscles January 21-23, 2020, in the 42nd Whiz Quiz, an annual event which we call the Sport of Knowledge.

The teams advancing to the Whiz Quiz semifinals are finalized. 

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, media celebrity Jeff Jamison and Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy.

Night one gets underway at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Fort Worth ISD Board Room, 2903 Shotts St. Subsequent matches will also be held in the Board Room.

  • Sixth Grade

Semifinal 1 – Daggett Montessori vs. World Languages Institute

Semifinal 2 – McLean 6th vs. Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Final -- Winners of Semifinals 1 and 2

  • Middle School – Wednesday, January 22, 5 p.m.

Semifinal 1 – Daggett Montessori vs. Applied Learning Academy

Semifinal 2 – McLean vs. Riverside

Final -- Winners of Semifinals 1 and 2

  • High School – Thursday, January 23, 4:30 p.m.

Semifinal 1 –Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences vs. Arlington Heights High School

Semifinal 2 –  Paschal vs. Young Men's Leadership Academy

Final -- Winners of Semifinals 1 and 2

Watch some members of the competing teams on Good Morning Texas at 9 a.m. January 15. 

Future chefs from Fort Worth ISD Gold Seal Culinary Arts programs at North Side, South Hills and Trimble Tech high schools will serve 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 production roles.  The Southwest High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Adam Kramer, will entertain audiences between matches.

Unable to watch Whiz Quiz in person? The district will live stream matches on You Tube, Charter/ Spectrum channel 192 or AT&T U-verse 99. 


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