On Saturday, April 26, we were privileged to host the 2014 Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association (AGQBA) state championship. This year’s participants were great fun — they made us laugh, they made us gasp … and they may or may not have made us feel like we should hit the books.
In case you aren’t familiar with the academic competition, through a series of questions, quiz bowl requires players to display their knowledge of literature, math, science, history, art, music and economics. The AGQBA holds regional tournaments around the state during the month of March. Teams are assigned to a site, and a random drawing places the teams on a pairing schedule. A percentage of teams in the tournament advance to the state tournament, and the top two teams from each classification advance to the state conference finals, which we host each spring!
So, who of all these brilliant students won their divisions? The final standings were as follows:
District 1A —
Haas Hall Academy (Fayetteville) - 2014 champions
LISA Academy (North Little Rock) - 2nd place
District 2A —
Cedar Ridge (Newark) - 2014 champions
Hazen - 2nd place
District 3A —
Episcopal Collegiate (Little Rock) - 2014 champions
Fountain Lake (Hot Springs) - 2nd place
District 4A —
Arkadelphia - 2014 champions
Maumelle - 2nd place
District 5A —
Watson Chapel (Pine Bluff) - 2014 champions
Morrilton - 2nd place
District 6A —
Benton — 2014 champions
Greenwood — 2nd place
District 7A —
Fort Smith Southside - 2014 champions
Cabot - 2nd place
Each first place team was awarded $3,000 in scholarship funds from the AGQBA, and each second place team received $1,500. Each district MVP also received a scholarship.
We’re proud to see these outstanding Arkansas students succeed, and are grateful for the opportunity to host and broadcast the AGQBA state championships. “Quiz Bowl” is celebration and recognition of scholarship that has been an AETN tradition since 1985. See additional photos from this year's championship at http://ow.ly/wqkvm.
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AETN Night at Dickey-Stephens Park - Win Tickets!
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Arkansas STEM Girls Camp
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Win Tickets to See “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” in Fort Smith
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FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call July 25
Members of the will meet via conference call Monday, July 25, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. This is an open meeting, and the public may request teleconference information.