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AETN hosts ‘Quiz Bowl’ State Finals

This year’s competition features a new broadcast schedule designed for ease of participating and viewing. “Quiz Bowl 2009” will be broadcast on Saturday only in two sections – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. The finals will still involve seven conferences for a total of 14 teams.

Saturday's first round of matches beginning at 10 a.m. will include in order of appearance:

      1. 7A   Fort Smith Northside vs. Catholic High.

      2. 4A   Subiaco Academy vs. Malvern.

      3. 5A   Morrilton vs. Little Rock Christian.

      4. 3A   Episcopal Collegiate vs. Centerpoint.

Saturday’s second round of matches beginning at 2 p.m. will include in order of appearance:

      1. 6A   Watson Chapel vs. Benton.

      2. 1A   Academics Plus Charter School vs. Haas Hall Academy.

      3. 2A   Melbourne vs. Cutter Morning Star.

The public is invited to join in the audience at the AETN studios in Conway and will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Spectators will be admitted via the Sesame Street entrance and should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. for the early round and 1:30 pm for the later 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 the AETN studios in Conway, and scholarship money will be awarded.

The Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association holds regional tournaments around the state during 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.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (www.aetn.org) provides lifelong learning opportunities, improves and enhances Arkansans’ lives and celebrates the unique culture of Arkansas through its programming and services. AETN’s digital and analog transmitters and numerous cable system connections give it statewide reach.

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