Welcome to the 26th season of Quizmaster Challenge, MCPS' own academic quiz show in which teams of the finest minds from MCPS high schools compete against each other in a question-and-answer battle.
Quizmaster Challenge is taped weekly at Richard Montgomery High School under the direction of Eric Rodney, Jacqueline Streets, and their crew of talented students.
For our 2013-14 season, we have 23 teams competing. The 12 winning teams will be seeded based on highest point totals and selected to compete in the second phase of the academic tournament, the Play-off round. There are also four wildcard spots available to the top-scoring, runner-up teams. Each of the following rounds; Play-off, Quarter-Final, and Final are single elimination rounds in which the winning teams of each match-up will advance until the winner is determined.
Kurt Richter is a National Board Certified teacher at Gaithersburg High School. Mr. Richter has been teaching at Gaithersburg and coaching the quiz team for 11 years. He currently teaches AP Biology and Principles of Biomedical Science. Mr. Richter holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Neuroscience from Washington and Lee University, a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology from George Washington University, and a Master’s degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Richter has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching including awards sponsored by the Gaithersburg Rotary Club, Wal-Mart, Intel Corporation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Mr. Richter was also selected as the “Blue and Gold Teacher of the Year” by the Gaithersburg student body. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Richter is a busy father of two boys. Mr. Richter is excited to be able to extend his educational reach through the Quizmaster Challenge and to bring his upbeat style to the show.
Gladiator Trophies - Gladiator Trophies & Awards has serving the Washington, DC area for nearly 40 years, specializing in awards for warriors on fields of play as well as in corporate boardrooms. Thank you to Gladiator Trophies who has graciously provided Quizmaster Challenge with winners' trophies for our tournament champion and runner-up.
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