October 28, 2009


Winning Streak Continues: Mustangs Grab More Gold at First Fall Quiz Tournament

The Northeast Alabama Community College Mustang Quiz Team took a first-place team trophy at the October 16 Fall Kick-off Tournament hosted by Faulkner Community College in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Fourteen community college teams from Alabama, Mississippi and Florida competed in Jeopardy!-style competition on college academic subjects.

Northeast sophomore Cord Pack also won a trophy for his individual performance, placing fourth out of more than 60 students competing. Rounding out the first place team were sophomore Casey Lowery of Huntsville, sophomore Tyler Hughes of Higdon, and sophomore Jake Summerford of Sylvania. Lowery finished fifth overall individually.

Freshman Jeffrey Taylor of Sand Rock finished in the top 20 at number 11 for his individual performance.

“These students represented Northeast so well. They are tough competitors, and all the other schools seem to know who they were. This year is off to a good start,” said Paul Stevenson, a Northeast instructor and Quiz Team co-sponsor.

Other sponsors of the Northeast Mustang Quiz Team are Brad Fricks, Kevin Holt, Daphne Huntley, Don Reeves and Brent Satterfield.

In final playoff rounds, Northeast defeated Snead State Community College and Florida’s Chipola Community College, which bested Northeast last year in national competition at Orlando, Florida.

Showing placque
Cord Pack placed fourth as an individual out of 60 contestants.

The second Northeast team finished sixth among the fourteen teams, defeating Lurleen B. Wallace Community College and Jeff State Community College. Brena Beason of Fort Payne, Cody Putman of Paint Rock Valley and Hunter Thompson of Scottsboro also competed on the second team.

In November, the Mustangs will travel to Orlando, Florida for competition against more than 25 community college teams from around the country.

For more information on the NACC Mustang Quiz Team contact Dr. Daphne Huntley at or phone ext. 441. See the Mustangs page!

Displaying their first-place trophy are Mustang Quiz Team members (L-R, front) Brena Beason, Cody Putman, Jeffrey Taylor, Jake Summerford; (back) Tyler Hughes, Casey Lowery, Cord Pack and Hunter Thompson.
Team at Faulkner Community College in Gulf Shores