Madrid-Waddington Central students win International Whiz Quiz competition
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:08 am

MADRID -- The 2017 International and American Whiz Quiz Champions are students from Madrid-Waddington Central School.

The Madrid-Waddington Central School team Brennan Harmer, Jacob Jock, Audrey Higginson and Francis Bateman, led by advisor Michelle Robinson, demonstrated the academic knowledge necessary to win the American Competition.

There were 29 high schools competing this year in the single elimination tournament.

Whiz Quiz celebrates the academic excellence of high school students from both sides of the border. They show will host twenty-nine American high schools from St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Franklin, and Oswego counties and two Canadian high schools. The show is presented by WPBS-TV in Watertown.

The 2017 Canadian Whiz Quiz Champions are Bayridge Secondary School from Kingston, Ontario.

Madrid-Waddington Central School and Bayridge Secondary School competed in the 2017 International Whiz Quiz Competition, with Madrid-Waddington Central School prevailing.

A Whiz Quiz Awards ceremony will be held early spring of 2018 to award the winners. Full episodes of Whiz Quiz are available to watch at

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