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2006 Missouri Panasonic Team Places 3rd in the Nation!

Submitted by MACA on Fri, 06/30/2006 - 12:00pm

Andrew Hoekzema was named to the six-person All-America Team and receives an additional $1,000 scholarship!
Missouri won their opening preliminary round and advanced automatically to the semi-finals with the following results:

  1. Missouri - 347
  2. New Mexico - 128
  3. New Jersey - 101
  4. Washington - 91

Missouri won their semi-final round and advanced to the finals with the following results:

2006 MACA Convention

Submitted by MACA on Sun, 06/18/2006 - 12:00pm

The 2006 convention will be held on Monday October 2, at the Oasis Inn and Convention Center located at 2550 North Glenstone in Springfield, Missouri. The convention will begin at 8:00 with registration and time to visit the vendors booths.

2006 Missouri Panasonic Team

Submitted by MACA on Mon, 06/05/2006 - 12:00pm

The Missouri Panasonic Team will be traveling to Orlando at the end of this week to compete in the National Tournament with 30 additional state teams.

Missouri will play New Mexico, New Jersey, and Washington in their first round. See the Panasonic tab on the tournaments page for more information.

Daily updates about the team will be posted for the duration of the tournament.

2006 Advisory Committee Meeting

Submitted by MACA on Sun, 06/04/2006 - 12:00pm

The Missouri Academic Advisory Committee met in Columbia on May 31stand worked their way through an extensive agenda. Attending were Don Arni (Northeast), Rosemary Camp (Kansas City), Jeremy Gibbs (St. Louis), Melinda Dixon (Southwest), Gary Durbin (South Central), Diana White (Northwest), and Troy Kinast (EX-OFFICIO). Eric Boles (Southeast), and Audrey Connor (Central) were not in attendance.

Among the topics discussed were:

Format Change Questionnaire Results

Submitted by MACA on Sun, 04/09/2006 - 12:00pm

The questionnaire on proposed change to the district and state format for academic competition appears to be on its way to the next step. In response to the question, 'Would you favor the Academic Competition Advisory Committee continuing to consider the possibility of amending the format of competition for the district and state series in Academic Competition?', the votes were 179 in favor and 79 in opposition (69.4% in favor of a change in the format).

MSHSAA Questionnaire

Submitted by MACA on Mon, 02/20/2006 - 11:00am

All Missouri athletic directors received a questionnaire from MSHSAA that was mailed during the week of February 6. One of the items on the questionnaire was a polling question about whether or not academic coaches desire a change in the game format of district and state academic competitions. Every coach should voice their input to their athletic director in order for MSHSAA to receive an adequate portrait of our desire, or lack thereof, for changing the current system.

2005 MACA Convention Recap

Submitted by MACA on Mon, 10/03/2005 - 12:00pm

The 2005 MACA convention was attended by 64 coaches and former coaches from around the state. President Shawn Logan opened the convention with a welcome statement and information about the convention.

MSHSAA representative, Stacy Schroeder, provided an update about administrative and rules changes for Missouri academic competiiton.

Session 1 included a workshop for new coaches, presented by Bill Luce of Savannah and a veteran coaches discussion, facilitated by Nancy Baker of Boonville and Melinda Dixon of Lockwood.

Format Change Poll Results

Submitted by MACA on Sat, 10/01/2005 - 12:00pm

The results of the poll regarding a possible change in the MSHSAA game format were as follows:

Survey response - 13 no change, 4 change (1 lightning round, 3 worksheet)

Email response - 4 no change, 13 change (1 lightning round, 12 worksheet)

Format Change Poll

Submitted by MACA on Tue, 08/09/2005 - 12:00pm

Due to coaches' requests, MACA is considering petitioning MSHSAA to change the format of Missouri quiz bowl matches. Possible changes would include adding either a "lightning" round or a worksheet to each match in lieu of a third quarter. Below are samples are each of these formats.

[ Lightning Round ] [ Worksheet Round ]

2005 Missouri Panasonic Team

Submitted by MACA on Thu, 06/30/2005 - 12:00pm

Team Missouri earned a first-round victory against Guam, Vermont, and Iowa, beating its closest opponent by over 100 points.
» Missouri: 276 » Vermont: 173 » Iowa: 84 » Guam: 46

Missouri advanced to the semi-finals against Wisconsin, Louisiana, Alabama, and perennial foe Maryland.