Mexico High School Academic Team Earns Invite To National Scholastic Championship

(Pictured Liam Hoyle, Camden Williams and Sydney Moeller)

(Pictured Christian Frederickson, Camden Williams, Zack McWilliams, Sydney Moeller and Jamison Jeffries)


The MHS Academic Team ended 2021 with a bang… finishing 8th at the MOQBA Fall Championship tournament.

Their success at the tournament was rewarded with a bid to the 2022 PACE (Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) National Scholastic Championship, which features the best teams in the nation.

Freshman Camden Williams was among the tournament’s top scorers and was the highest-ranked underclassman for the tournament.

Not satisfied with our 7th consecutive national bid, the Mexico HS Academic team started 2022 strong with an 8 – 1 afternoon Saturday,  January 8th at South Shelby… which was good for 2nd place.  Through the first 7 rounds, Mexico had the highest points per game total by more than 50 points.

Though they suffered a tough defeat by a talented Moberly team, the team remains motivated for a rematch during the NCMC Conference Tournament in March.

The A-team (varsity) was led by seniors Sydney Moeller (4th top scorer in the tournament) and Zack McWilliams (captain) along with Camden Williams (2nd top scorer in the tournament), Christian Frederickson and Jamison Jeffries.

Liam Hoyle led the B-team to a 4 – 5 record on the day, placing as the 10th top scorer in the tournament.

The Mexico High School academic team is coached by Dale Schenewerk.

Mexico’s next tournament is on January 22nd at Wentzville.  Mexico will host our annual tournament (the Bulldog Regional Interscholastic Competition) on Saturday March 12th.