Pareekshith Krishna

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Pareekshith Krishna
Noted subjects Literature, History, India, Hinduism
High school Mission San Jose (2019-)
Middle school Hopkins Junior High School
Stats HDWhite • NAQT

Pareekshith Krishna (Class of 2023) is a strong generalist who plays for Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. An extremely well-rounded player, he placed third at the 2019 Middle School IPNCT, led Hopkins to 3rd at the 2019 MSNCT, being the second lead scorer, and won 3rd at the 2019 Humanities Bee. He was also a semi finalist in the Academic and History Bees in 2018 and 2019 and a finalist in the 2018 Humanities Bee. On top of this impressive resume, he was nominated for the National Middle School A Team as a seventh grader in 2018, the only one to receive this nomination.

Notable Achievements

Pareekshith was NAQT Middle School Player of the Week for the week of October 6, 2017. In his first year of quiz bowl, he won 2nd place at the Elementary Division for the U.S. Academic Bee in 2017 as well as 13th place at the 2017 MSNCT. He was an MSNCT All-Star in 2018 and 2019. Pareekshith, along with his teammate Avinash Iyer, won 3rd place in the JV Division of the 2019 National History Bowl, where they played for Team Escobar. Following the 2019 MSNCT, where his team, Hopkins, won 3rd, Pareekshith was voted the 2nd best player Post-Nats by a May 19 survey conducted by Conor Thompson.


Pareekshith takes pride in his Indian heritage and is a deeply religious Hindu.