FWISD’S WHIZ QUIZ RETURNS FOR THE 35TH EXCITING YEAR!
Paschal High School claimed victory in the high school division of the 2013 Whiz Quiz competition on February 4. The annual series features the best academic teams in the Fort Worth ISD. All of the Whiz Quiz semi-finals and finals will be shown on EdTV (Charter Cable Ch. 30), AT&T Uverse 99 during the month of February. They can also be viewed online at www.fwisd.org Video on Demand.
McLean Sixth Grade Center took top honors in the Sixth Grade championship round of the 2013 Whiz Quiz Finals on Monday, January 28.
In the 7/8th Grade championship McLean Middle School took home the trophy on Tuesday, January 29.
Whiz Quiz is the “GE College Bowl” styled academic completion that has been a tradition in the FWISD since the 1977-78 school year. This “sport of knowledge” requires 6th grade, 7th& 8th grade and high school academic teams to accurately answer brain-stretching questions faster than their opponents.
“We are as proud of the event itself as we are of the students who compete,” said Dr. Sharon Meng, FWISD Assistant Superintendent of Advanced, Accelerated and Innovative Learning, the department that oversees the competition. “In the Fort Worth ISD, competition is not limited to the athletic arenas. Our students learn they can compete and succeed in the academic arenas as well.”
This year, each match program was hosted by students from the District’s Advanced Media Program (AMP). Additionally, AMP students was heavily involved with the technical production of each program. The Southwest High School Jazz Quartet performed live in and out of “commercial” breaks and between rounds. And the audience participation game of “Are You Smarter Than A Whiz Quizzer” again tested general academic knowledge of the studio audience.
The Whiz Quiz competition promotes academic excellence utilizing District resources and encouraging community and parental involvement.
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