1996 NAC

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1996 National Academic Championship
Champion Houston Memorial
Runner-up Maggie Walker
Third Manheim Township
Fourth Downingtown
High scorer
Editor/s Questions Unlimited
Site New Orleans & Marymount University in Arlington, VA
Field
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Houston Memorial took the title by beating defending champion Maggie Walker (then "Governor's School") in the finals 370-325. Governor's School defeated Manheim Township in the semifinals of the Marymount phase 425-405. Tournament was held in two phases, at New Orleans and at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. 125 total teams participated.

Beall offered the winning team their choice of a set of plane tickets, championship rings or $2,500 in scholarships.

Scott Petty joined the NAC Hall of Fame after this tournament.

Field

Incomplete list of schools known to be in the 125-team field

Cuba (MO)

Downingtown (PA)

Governor's School (VA)

Houston Memorial (TX)

James Island (SC)

Manheim Township (PA)

St. Joseph (NJ)

West Chester East (PA)

1996 National Academic Championship
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