Hastings High School

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Hastings High School
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Club Presidents Benny Feldman
Owen Linder
Coaches Michael Willson
National Appearances most NAC nationals in the past several decades

2023 HSNCT

Program Status Active
School Size 520 (2019-20)
NAQT Page link

Hastings High School is a public school located in Hastings-on-Hudson, a Westchester County suburb just north of New York City. The club has existed for several decades, mostly playing in the Questions Unlimited "Academic Challenge" leagues WACKO and MACC, but has increasingly been playing pyramidal formats over the past two years.

Valley Cup

On January 7th, 2023, the inaugural Valley Cup was hosted at Hastings High School in collaboration with the Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance. It was both a part of the shift towards more NAQT participation for the team, as well as an attempt to garner interest in NAQT-style pyramidal questions in the Hudson Valley.

2023 HSNCT

Hastings sent one team to the 2023 HSNCT. They had a 6-4 record in prelims. In playoffs, they had a bye, and then won twice, for a final placement of tied for 33rd.


Current president Benny Feldman (June 2022-Present) (also known as: His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular) has taken steps in outreach, organization, and recruiting for the club. He is also the Hudson Valley Coordinator with LIQBA.

Former Leadership:

  • ????-2018: Joel Gardener
  • 2018-2019: Benjamin (Benji) Ratzkin


  • 2019-2021: Adam Oppenheimer & Atri Ray
  • 2021-2022: Alexander (Sasha) Gordon & Charlie Linder