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Jefferson City, MO
Jefferson City High School is a public high school in Jefferson City, Missouri. The school competes in Class 4 of MSHSAA academic competition up until 2021, and are now in Class 5. They became more active in 2010 when junior Sam Haynes shifted the team's focus to "good quizbowl" events certified by the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance.
Jefferson City was one of the few Missouri teams to attend a regular season out-of-state tournament in the 2010-2011 season, participating in the 2010 Earlybird at Illinois. The team placed 47th of 60 teams at the 2011 NSC.
Jefferson City hosted the first Bill Currie Memorial Tournament on November 13, 2010, which is believed to be the first ever Missouri tournament directed by a high school student (Haynes).
As of 2022, Jefferson City retains an active quiz bowl program, competing in tournaments like the NAQT Missouri Qualifier.