Hannibal High School Advances in WGEM Academic Challenge at JWCC

Members of the Hannibal High School Quiz Bowl team advanced to the semifinal round of the WGEM Academic Challenge Quiz Bowl Tournament with a 350 to 170 win over Bushnell-Prairie City High School on Saturday, February 3.  This match was the first in a seven-part television series airing weekly on WGEM NBC, WGEM FOX and WGEM News Talk FM 105.1.

Members of the Hannibal team include: Gavin Booth, Donovan Mefford, Ruby Roisum, Clayton Sims, JC Bryant, Xavier Pociask, Jessica Stinson and Coby Rickey. The Hannibal team is coached by Amy Sternke. 

Bushnell-Prairie City team members include: Kenny Suter, Ilese Rodeffer, Noah Cox, Hannah Spangler, Seth Brown and Gage Bowen. The Scotland County team is coached by Jake Johnson.

The next match between North Shelby High School and Quincy Notre Dame High School will air Saturday February 10, at 6:30 p.m. on WGEM NBC, and Sunday, February 11, at 9:00 p.m. WGEM FOX TV and again at 10:30p.m. on WGEM NBC. In addition, the match will air on WGEM News Talk FM 105.1 Saturday, February 10, at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 11, at 7:00 a.m. 

The WGEM Academic Challenge features 16 schools from the tri-state region competing in 15 matches.  The host of this year’s tournament is WGEM Sports Director Ben Marth.  The series is co-sponsored by John Wood Community College and WGEM. 

Judges for the 2018 challenge are JWCC faculty members Melissa Knapp, assistant professor of mathematics; Mike Terry, interim dean of arts and sciences; and Dr. Randy Wolfmeyer, assistant professor of engineering.  The series is under the direction of Shawn Dickerman, marketing director at WGEM.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.