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Upper School and Middle School Scholar Bowl Teams

 

Thomas Jefferson's Scholar Bowl teams have earned 1st Place finishes in the MSHSAA Class I district tournaments each year for the past 18 years, and have won the state competition in eight of the past 13 years.  The 2014-15 team won the MSHSAA Ozark 7 Conference contest, the district competition, the state sectional competition, and in May 2015, the team earned 2nd place at the State Championship.

Quiz bowl, also known as Scholar Bowl, Scholastic Bowl, Brain Bowl, Academic Bowl, and Knowledge Bowl,  is a competition featuring questions and answers on all topics of human knowledge. The game is played with a lockout buzzer system between two teams of four players each. A moderator reads questions to the teams,and players endeavor to buzz in first with the correct answer, scoring points for their team.  

The Upper School Academic Team is coached by Clayton Carnahan, and participates in various competitions throughout the school year. The varsity and junior varsity squads compete in six dual matches in the Ozark 7 conference, a conference tournament, and up to seven additional tournaments throughout the state. The district champion, determined in April, qualifies for the state sectional tournament.  Sectional winners move on to the state finals which are held in Columbia in May. The Thomas Jefferson Academic Team is a member of the Missouri State High School Athletic Association (MSHSAA). 

The Middle School Academic Team is coached by Becky Hendrickson and Zina Lewis, and competes with other area Middle School students. During the 2014-2015 season, the team earned1st place in several tournaments.  This year's Middle School traveling tournament schedule is available here.


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DukeTIP at TJ Academic Adventures
(Event Date: Feb 06, 16 at 9 a.m.)




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US Scholar Bowl vs. Southwest
(Event Date: Feb 10, 16 at 4 p.m.)

at TJ



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MS Scholar Bowl vs. Southwest
(Event Date: Feb 10, 16 at 4 p.m.)

at TJ 7th and 8th Grade



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MathCounts Regional Contest
(Event Date: Feb 13, 16)

at MSSU



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MCTM Elementary Qualifying Contest
(Event Date: Feb 20, 16)

at TJ



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MS Scholar Bowl Math Tournament
(Event Date: Feb 22, 16 at 4:30 p.m.)

at Diamond Junior High School



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MS Scholar Bowl Conference Tournament
(Event Date: Feb 24, 16 at 1 p.m.)

7th and 8th Grade, at Exeter



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MCTM Local Qualifier
(Event Date: Feb 27, 16 at TBD)

This contest serves as a qualifying contest for the state competition

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