TJCA HS Academic Team finishes second at NCASA State Championship


WINSTON-SALEM — The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) high school academic team finished second overall at the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) Quiz Bowl State Championship on Saturday.

The team, which consists of six members, posted an 8-1 overall record. TJCA fell in the finals to The Early College at Guilford. It was a tough battle between the two schools, coming down to the final question. 

TJCA defeated Gray Stone Day (375-205), Atkins (555-100), Ardrey Kell (510-55), Massey Hill Classical (495-130), East Surry (505-50), The North Carolina School of Science and Math (535-150), Northwest Guilford, (450-145) and Myers Park (415-225).

Team members include: Camden Sloan, Dominik Mystkowski, Aiden O’Reilly, Jack Parker, Ava Bridges and Ash Daigle. 

Mystkowski was named to the All-State team. 

The team will now compete in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ (NAQT) National Quiz Bowl Championship Tournaments in May after qualifying last fall.