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.
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