|Columbia Independent Lions|
Columbia Independent School (sometimes abbreviated CIS) is a small private independent school in Columbia, Missouri which fields high school and middle school quizbowl teams.
In 2016, the high school team was the Class 1 state runner-up, losing the championship game to fellow independent school Thomas Jefferson. CIS's Will Devoy was also the top scorer in Class 1 in 2016. In 2015, CIS was knocked out at the sectional level after losing to eventual Class 1 champions that year Tuscumbia. The team's only other state appearance was in the 2012 championships, at which CIS lost the Class 1 title match to Mound City.
The high school team attended the NAQT Missouri Qualifier in 2012, 2015, and 2016, and earned spots in the championship playoff pools in the latter two appearances.
The team has also hosted several MOQBA-certified tournaments, most recently the CIS Winter Invitational in January 2017.
The middle school CIS A team took second to Washington at both the 2016 and 2017 iterations of the Missouri Middle School State Championship.