Macomb Wins WGEM Academic Challenge

Mon. 9th of Apr. 2012 at 12:00 am


Macomb High School won the 2012 WGEM Academic Challenge by defeating Hannibal High School in the championship round by a score of 500 to 320.  This match was the final in a seven-part television series airing weekly on WGEM FOX and WGEM NBC TV.

Members of the Macomb team include:  Tristan Willey, Alex Adams, Matt Clemmens, Tha Saw, Abraham Matlak and Coach Suellyn Rickelman

Hannibal Quiz Bowl Members include: Kane Laks, Laura Meidl, Alex Addison, Amelia Rosenkrans, Dhaval Katbamna, Brandi Ehret, Joseph Frye, Markie McKinney and Coach Michelle Conrad.

The WGEM Academic Challenge features 16 schools from the bi-state region competing in 15 matches.  The host of this year’s tournament is WGEM meteorologist Brian Inman.  The series is co-sponsored by John Wood Community College and WGEM.

Judges for the 2012 challenge include JWCC faculty members Melissa Knapp, mathematics instructor; Mark Moore, professor of natural sciences; and Dr. David Shinn, dean of transfer education.  The series is under the direction of Shawn Dickerman, creative services manager at WGEM.  


John Wood Community College Campus