Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer alliance of advocates for high school quizbowl competition across the United States.

We run the National Scholastic Championship (NSC), an annual national high school quizbowl tournament. Additionally, PACE awards the Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors, the Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards for impactful members of the quizbowl community.

PACE is a 501c(3) non-profit. Your donations help us fund the NSC, college scholarships, outreach, the HSQuizbowl forums, and many other projects.

2024 National Scholastic Championship

The 2024 National Scholastic Championship will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA outside of Washington, D.C. on June 8-9, 2024. The tournament will be directed by Ben Weiner, and the set will be head edited by Ganon Evans.

Registration is now open for qualified teams. Please find more information and the registration link here.

2023 National Scholastic Championship

Congratulations to Barrington High School A, of Barrington, IL, the 2023 NSC champions. They defeated Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology A, of Alexandria, VA, in the second game of an advantaged final. Thomas Jefferson won the first game of the final 440-290, but Barrington won the second 470-330 and the tournament—more details available in the complete tournament stats.

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