Vermont's high school question-and-answer
academic competition for more than 30 years.
Welcome to the home of competitive academics in the state of Vermont. Since the 1983-84 school year, the Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl has been challenging teams of high school students to show their smarts in a fast-paced question-and-answer format. This year teams from around the state are seeking to dethrone champion Essex and earn the right to represent Vermont in national competition.

The Mount Abraham Union High School team celebrates after defeating Montpelier to win the Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl's inaugural small-school championship on January 31. MAU will be one of 13 teams competing for the overall state title on March 28. (Photo by Kevin Commo)

Essex, Mt. Abraham Shine in State Playoffs
The busiest day of the 2014-15 season took place January 31 at Montpelier High School as all of the state's teams competed in the first rounds of the Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl playoffs, and Essex again emerged as the team to beat. The two-time defending state champion Hornets were the only team to go 5-0, meaning they will take the top seed into the state finals at UVM on March 28. Twelve other teams also won at least three of their five matches and will join Essex in our final rounds, including 4-1 teams Burlington, Champlain Valley and Middlebury. The January playoff action wrapped up with our inaugural small-school state finals among the top four qualifying schools, and Mt. Abraham earned the championship after a 305-260 victory over Montpelier in the final. Middlebury B can also claim a championship after topping South Burlington B in the title game of the JV tournament. Varsity and JV playoff results. Small-school playoff results.

Upcoming Competitions
(See Upcoming Events for contact information)

Date Event Location
Mar. 6 Vermont NAQT Championship Spaulding H.S.
Mar. 14 Vermont History Bowl Burlington H.S.
Mar. 28 Scholars' Bowl Finals University of Vermont

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