1989 NAC

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1989 National Academic Championship
Edited by Questions Unlimited
Champion Dorman
Runner-up Sullivan
Third Booker T. Washington
Fourth Granville
High scorer No MVP named
Site University of New Orleans

Took place from June 3 to June 9 and was won by Dorman over Sullivan of Illinois in a 340-320 final. 64 teams from 27 states and the Virgin Islands participated. The event happened at the University of New Orleans. It is probable that the televised rounds were taped at WYES, as in 1988, though the source does not explicitly state that this was the case in 1989.

Dorman beat Booker T. Washington 400-210 in one semifinal, while Sullivan beat Granville 355-340 in the other.

One of the semifinals was decided on the question "Give the tense, mood and voice of the sentence, 'The letters have been mailed.'"

Questions from the finals included "What is a breed of black and white cow?" and "Colors that are high in value are what?"

The winning Dorman team received rings and $5000 in scholarships, while Sullivan got $2500 in scholarships for finishing second.

The last three single-elimination rounds were broadcast on the Discovery Channel from July 1 to August 24, every Saturday and Thursday afternoon.

The tournament was open to any team that had won a tournament of sixteen or more schools. The Texaco press release listed these participating teams:

  • Alamosa High School, Alamosa, CO
  • Ankeny High School, Ankeny, IA
  • Antilles School, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
  • Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek, OH
  • Booker T. Washington High School, Tulsa, OK
  • Brazoswood High School, Clute, TX
  • Broken Arrow High School, Broken Arrow, OK
  • Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA
  • Byrd High School, Shreveport, LA
  • Camdem High School, Camdem, AR
  • Central High School, Breese, IL
  • Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School, Eagle Butte, SD
  • Clear Creek High School, League City, TX
  • Cleveland High School, Cleveland, TN
  • Coweta High School, Coweta, OK
  • D.W. Daniel High School, Central, SC
  • Denton High School, Denton, TX
  • Destrehan High School, Destrehan, LA
  • Detroit Catholic Central High School, Redford, MI
  • Dorman High School, Spartanburg, SC
  • Dryden High School, Dryden, NY
  • D.D. Eisenhower High School, Washington, MI
  • Gibbs High School, Corryton, TN
  • Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, OH
  • Granville High School, Granville, OH
  • Grayson Co. High School, Leitchfield, KY
  • High Point Reg. High School, Sussex, NJ
  • Hume-Fogg High School, Nashville, TN
  • Indian Springs School, Helena, AL
  • Irmo High School, Columbia, SC
  • Lake Michigan Catholic High School, St. Joseph, MI
  • Lincoln High School, Tallahassee, FL
  • Linn Co. High School, Purdin, MO
  • McAlester High School, McAlester, OK
  • Madison High School, Madison, MN
  • Madison-Ridgeland High School, Madison, MS
  • Memorial High School, Tulsa, OK
  • Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul, MN
  • Newton High School, Newton, IL
  • Niceville High School, Niceville, FL
  • Oblong High School, Oblong, IL
  • Oxford High School, Oxford, MS
  • Pleasant Valley High School, Brodheadsville, PA
  • Raymore-Peculiar High School, Kansas City, MO
  • Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Riverside Poly High School, Riverside, CA
  • Robert E. Lee High School, Midland, TX
  • Ruston High School, Ruston, LA
  • St. Anne's - Belfield School, Charlottesville, VA
  • St. Elmo High School, St. Elmo, IL
  • St. Joseph's High School, South Bend, IN
  • St. Martin's Episcopal School, Metairie, LA
  • St. Marys Memorial High School, St. Marys, OH
  • Scottlandville Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Sissonville High School, Sissonville, WV
  • Stratford High School, Goose Creek, SC
  • Sullivan High School, Sullivan, IL
  • Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE
  • Vandebilt Catholic High School, Houma, LA
  • Walnut Ridge High School, Columbus, OH
  • Washington High School, Fremont, CA
  • West Orange-Stark High School, Orange, TX
  • Westfield Schools, Perry, GA
  • Ysleta Hanks High School, Ysleta, TX
1989 National Academic Championship
1988 NAC
1990 NAC