2017 Quiz Bowl champions announced
Posted 25 Apr 2017
The 2017 Arkansas Quiz Bowl champions have been decided in the state conference finals held at the Arkansas Educational Television Network in Conway April 22.
The final standings were:
- District 1A − Norfork defeated Haas Hall Academy Bentonville.
- District 2A − Conway Christian defeated Cotter.
- District 3A − Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville defeated Centerpoint (Amity).
- District 4A − Huntsville defeated Highland.
- District 5A − Harrison defeated Nettleton (Jonesboro).
- District 6A − Russellville defeated Benton.
- District 7A − Conway defeated Cabot.
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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