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AISA has been serving independent schools in Alabama since 1970.

Scholars' Bowl

The AISA is excited to announce a new partnership for our scholars bowl competition.  At the middle school and high school level, we have partnered with the Alabama Scholastic Competition Association (ASCA).  This partnership will automatically allow the winners of the AISA State Scholars Bowl tournaments to now advance to the ASCA state tournament.  We will still utilize the NAQT test series and winners of our state competitions will still be eligible of national competitions.

In doing this, we have now adopted the ASCA rules for competitions.  Please review these rules as they are different from our previous rules.  All AISA middle school and high school teams participating in district/state will also be required to be members of ASCA. This membership has a lot of benefits and opportunities and we hope all AISA will take advantage of this opportunity and participate in many of their related events.

If you have questions about ASCA, visit their website at or if you have membership questions, contact Claudette Smith ( ) or Josh Rutsky ( ).

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NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) 

AISA District Middle School (grades 6-8) Scholars' Bowl  Competition Date:  December 4, 2019AISA State Middle School  Scholars' Bowl Competition Date: January 27, 2020 Huntingdon College
AISA District High School (grades 9-12) Scholars' Bowl Competition Date:  February 5, 2020AISA State High School  Scholars' Bowl Competition Date:  February 19, 2020 at Huntingdon College, Montgomery

The 2019 AISA State HS Scholars' Bowl Winners are:

PlaceSchoolTeam MembersSponsors
1st PlaceThe Donoho SchoolJames Perry
Grayson Marlowe
Madelyn Thompson
Anna Ulrey
Shelley Phillips
Reese McWhorter
David Noone
2nd PlaceMorgan AcademyFort Chittom
Baker King
Belal Hammad
Richard Alan Waters
Judy Assaad
Hasten Bridges
Karim Oaks
High Individual ScorerThe Donoho SchoolJames Perry

The 2020 AISA State MS Scholars' Bowl Winners are:

PlaceSchoolTeam MembersSponsors
1st PlaceCottage Hill Christian AcademyJackson Elvis
Hampton Broders
Emily Newton
Ashlyn Newton
Drake Dawson
Binh Fuller

Annie Nyeste
2nd PlaceThe Donoho SchoolJay Follison
Owen Arnold  
Zach Cater
David Robles
Cash Worley
David Noone
High Individual ScorerHouston Academy
Edgewood Academy
Rachel Davis
Jack Adams
Emily Blumberg
Jay Adams       

Benefits of Membership

Member schools have voluntarily joined the AISA and follow the guidelines and standards in order to provide a quality school and in order to provide a quality school program.

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