duPont Manual sweeps 2023 National Journalism Quiz Bowl competitions with second win in Boston
Students from duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky were named National Journalism Quiz Bowl champions on Nov. 4 at the Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Boston.
The duPont Manual team was comprised by Grace Fridy, Isabella Edghill, Maggie Stone and Isabella Shory. The team is advised by Margaret Mattingly.
To determine the initial seeding of the 52 competing teams, the teams of four students took an online qualifying test on Nov. 3. The next day, the top 16 qualifying teams met for four rapid-fire buzzer rounds, answering questions pertaining to current events, journalism law and terminology, and civics. The team that scored the highest of 10 questions proceeded to the next round and for the final round, the winner had to score the highest out of 20 questions.
This was duPont Manual’s second National Journalism Quiz Bowl win of 2023 — they also claimed the trophy at the spring national convention in San Francisco.
“It is so exciting to win, and we are so proud to have done it twice in a row,” the team said.
duPont Manual previously won in spring 2014 at the national convention in San Diego and the in fall 2014 at the national convention in Washington, D.C.
At the outset of the competition, duPont Manual was seeded first and challenger Homestead High School — the runner-up-team — was seeded seventh.
The 16 finalists teams:
- Amador Valley High School
- Carlmont High School
- Cherry Hill High School East #1
- Clarke Central High School #1
- Cherry Hills High School East #2
- Clarke Central High School #2
- DuPoint Manual High School
- Francis Howell North High School
- Homestead High School
- Lafayette High School
- Redwood High School
- Southwest Career and Tech Academy
- The Nueva School
- Torrey Pines High School
- Walnut Hills High School
- West Linn High School