Johannesburg - A tense atmosphere lingered over IIE's Varsity College Sandton on Thursday ahead of the National High Schools Quiz, set to get underway shortly.
Eight schools from four regions gathered at the tertiary institution to battle it out for the top spot and a chance to win over R20 000 in prizes for their school.
Borne from the Cape Argus High School Quiz, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, the National High School Quiz has had its beginnings in four regional quiz events held in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal.
The competition is a collaboration between Independent Media and IIE's Varsity College.
Pupils shared their nervousness and excitement ahead of the final round while also expressing hope they'd clinch the top spot for their school.