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March 23, 2018 - Middle School Whiz Quiz Final Tournament First Place Winners


On March 7, family and friends filled the Plano ISD Board Room to cheer on their favorite team at the middle school Whiz Quiz final tournament. The district first place winners for the 2018 tournament are Rice (sixth grade), Otto (seventh grade) and Rice (eighth grade). 

Students work with campus coaches all year to prepare for this event. The preliminary tournament was held at Rice Middle School on March 3. Two teams from each grade level advanced to the final tournament. This year Rice teams from all three grade levels advanced and faced stiff competition from Renner, Otto and Murphy teams. 

A special thank you to the coaches, volunteer judges and score keepers who make this experience possible. School team sponsors are: 

  • Tammie Regelean, Murphy Middle School 
  • John Neumann, Otto Middle School
  • Chris Koons, Renner Middle School
  • Scott Sommer, Rice Middle School

Otto and Rice first place winning teams

First Place Winning Teams are:

Sixth Grade Team, Rice Middle School

  • Ajay Avala
  • Vijay Avala
  • Jesse He 
  • William Huang
  • Krish Patel
  • Alex Zheng
  • Aaron Zhou

Seventh Grade Team, Otto Middle School 

  • Otto Beall
  • Shriya Bhat
  • Samuel Jacob
  • Sophia Jacob,
  • Dhilan Nag
  • John Neumann
  • Kennitra Robertson
  • Gaurav Vemireddi
  • Vinod Venkataraman

Eighth Grade Team, Rice Middle School 

  • Arush Adabala 
  • Ankit Devalla
  • Krutin Devesh
  • Ashvin Nair
  • Nathan Ma
  • Rithvik Ganesh
  • Shreyas Shridharan
  • Vedant Tapiavala