Braden Booth, Fair Grove junior, attended the Individual Player National Championship Tournament in Chicago, Illinois this past weekend.
He played against the top players from across the country and finished 22nd in the first in-person national tournament since Covid.
He also took first place over the field in the the pop culture and sports category; seventh in the science overall rankings; and 10th in literature.
Braden played in the tournament last year, which was held virtually, and as a sophomore, placed 57th out of the field of 111 players.
He did an outstanding job against a stellar field on a college-level question set! We are so proud of him!
Braden will captain our high school team in Chicago April 22-24 as members play in the Small Schools National Championship Tournament. Fair Grove competed virtually last year for the first time, placing 7th overall and 2nd overall in the Very Small School Division.
The team also heads into district play this weekend on April 9 at Blair Oaks High School in the Class 4 state tournament.
Fair Grove finished last season with the Class 3 State Championship title