In 2015, when 7th grader Eshaan Vakil and his quiz bowl team were on their first National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT), a team from another state asked where the team (the Las Vegas team) was from. When the Las Vegans responded, someone passed a comment about how they were surprised that "people studied in Las Vegas."
At that moment, Eshaan decided in his mind to do something about it.
While enthusiastically preparing for his next exciting experience at NAQT, Eshaan started to work towards the idea of organizing a local non-profit. It would be dedicated to giving Middle School students from Nevada the opportunity to compete in a premier academic competition using NAQT pyramidal questions. Through his zeal and enthusiasm, Alliance for Academic Quiz Bowl (AAQB), a Nevada non-profit, was born in 2016.
From 2015 to now, AAQB has reached out to over four hundred kids in the Las Vegas area, and have the support of many local elementary, middle, and high schools. Visit the "Our Advisors" page to see our community support!