Macomb High School Advances in Semifinal WGEM Academic Challenge at JWCC

Championship Match between North Shelby and Macomb to air March 17

Members of the Macomb High School Quiz Bowl team advance to the championship round of the WGEM Academic Challenge Quiz Bowl Tournament with a 345 to 190 win over Quincy High School on Saturday, March 10.  This match was sixth in a seven-part television series airing weekly on WGEM NBC, WGEM FOX and WGEM News Talk FM 105.1.

Members of the Macomb team include:  Clara Barclay, Theodore Li, Collin Reed and Ben Williams. The Macomb team is coached by Suellyn Rieckelman.

Quincy High School team members include: Connor Knight, Emily Radkins, Zach Spooner, Blake Frericks, Margot Molidor, Reece Crossan, Jordyn Summy and Honor Morgan. Quincy High is coached by Jacquelyn Stewart.

The next Academic Challenge broadcast will feature a championship match between North Shelby and Macomb on Saturday March 17, at 6:30 p.m. on WGEM NBC, and Sunday, March 18, 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, March 17, at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 18, 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.

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