The National Academic Championships are held at three locations, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and Chicago. According to its website, the competition focuses on academic information — “significa” rather than “trivia” — and the questions are supplied by Questions Unlimited. Emphasis is light on popular culture and heavy on the academic. Contests follow the four-quarter format created by Questions Unlimited.
While in D.C. Iversen said the students will get some time to go sightseeing.
“The schedule is not quite as forgiving as it was last year, but we plan to go a couple of times. We plan to go see some monuments and museums we did not get to see last year,” Iversen said.
Iversen said he plans to post updates throughout the trip on the quiz team’s Facebook page, CCS Quiz Team.