For the fifth successive year, NHBB is pleased to sponsor the National Quiz Bowl Awards for success among students and coaches in all-subject quiz bowl. NHBB sees the National History Bee and the National History Bowl as a part of the broader quiz bowl community, particularly as we now also oversee the all-subject US Academic Bee and Bowl. The National Quiz Bowl Awards are thus meant to bring recognition to individuals who have achieved great success in what is primarily a team competition. NHBB staff nominated a number of players and coaches in each category, and then members of the quiz bowl community voted for the winners. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
National 9th Grade Player of the Year: William Golden, James E. Taylor High School, Katy, TX
National 10th Grade Player of the Year: Robert Crawford, Detroit Catholic Central, Novi, MI
National High School Player of the Year: Corin Wagen, LASA, Austin, TX
National High School A-Team Member (2nd place in National HS Player of the Year voting): Jakob Myers, Naperville North High School, Naperville, IL
National High School A-Team Member (3rd place in National HS Player of the Year voting): Cole Timmerwilke, Auburn High School, Rockford, IL
National High School A-Team Member (4th place in National HS Player of the Year voting): Luke Tierney, Hunter College High School, New York, NY
National High School Coaches of the Year: Jason Flowers and Adam Escandell, LASA, Austin, TX
National Middle School Player of the Year: Justin Young, Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church, VA
National Middle School Coaches of the Year: Ken Romeo and Barbara Ivey, Middlesex Middle School, Darien, CT
A full list of National Quiz Bowl Award winners since the inception of the awards in 2012 is maintained here. Special congratulations to Jason Flowers for having been named National Coach of the Year four years in a row, and to William Golden who preceded his 9th grade Player of the Year award with having been the Middle School Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015. All award winners are given a monetary award and a check courtesy of NHBB in recognition of their excellence in academic competition. Congratulations to all our nominees and award recipients this year!