2015 Quiz Bowl champions announced
Posted 30 Apr 2015
The 2015 Arkansas Quiz Bowl champions have been decided in the state conference finals, held at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) in Conway April 25. This was the 30th anniversary of the annual Arkansas Governor's Academic Competition.
The final standings were:
- District 1A – Sacred Heart (Morrilton) defeated Mt. Vernon-Enola
- District 2A – Conway Christian defeated Hazen.
- District 3A – Episcopal Collegiate (Little Rock) defeated Centerpoint (Amity).
- District 4A – Subiaco Academy defeated Hamburg.
- District 5A – Morrilton defeated Little Rock Christian.
- District 6A – Benton defeated Russellville.
- District 7A – Conway defeated Fort Smith Southside.
The Arkansas Governor's Quiz Bowl Association awarded each first place team $3,000 in scholarship funds and each second place team $1,500. Each MVP also received a scholarship.
'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.
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.
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