Watson Chapel among state Quiz Bowl competitors


A team from Watson Chapel High School High will be among high school students competing in the annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Saturday, April 26, in Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2014.

Quiz Bowl 2014 will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The finals will involve seven conferences and 14 teams.

The Watson Chapel team will compete in the second round of matches beginning at 1:30 p.m. according to the following lineup:

1. 4A – Arkadelphia vs. Maumelle.

2. 5A – Watson Chapel (Pine Bluff) vs. Morrilton.

3. 3A – Episcopal Collegiate (Little Rock) vs. Fountain Lake (Hot Springs).

The first round at 9 a.m. will include:

1. 6A – Greenwood vs. Benton.

2. 1A – Haas Hall Academy (Fayetteville) vs. Lisa Academy North Little Rock.

3. 2A – Cedar Ridge (Newark) vs. Hazen.

4. 7A – Fort Smith Southside vs. Cabot.

The public is invited to be a part of the audience at the AETN studios, 350 South Donaghey at Conway, and will be seated on a first come, first served basis. The audience will be admitted via the Sesame Street entrance and should arrive by 8:30 a.m. for the first round and 1 p.m. for the second round.

Quiz Bowl is a celebration and recognition of scholarship that has been an AETN tradition since 1985. In a series of questions, players must display their knowledge in literature, math, science, history, art, music and economics. Teams from across the state compete for the chance to represent the Natural State in national tournaments.

All games are broadcast from AETN, and scholarship money will be awarded.

The Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association holds regional tournaments around the state in March. Teams are assigned to a site, and a random drawing places the teams on the pairing schedule. A percentage of teams in the tournament advance to the state tournament. The top two teams from each classification advance to the State Conference Finals.