High School Academic Bowl on WCTE March 28-April 27

Posted by Desiree Duncan on
White Co. HS, Dr. Brian O'Connor, Upperman HS

WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS hosts an annual Academic Bowl, in which high school Academic Teams from across the region compete for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, as well as the prestigious Dr. Fred Culp Spirit Award.  This year, participating schools included Alvin C. York Institute, Clarkrange High School, Cookeville High School, Gallatin High School, Hendersonville High School, Oliver Springs High School, Oneida High School, Portland High School, Upperman High School, Warren County High School, Westmoreland High School, and White County High School.  Coverage of this competition will begin airing on WCTE on Monday, March 28 at 11 a.m.  This coverage can be seen each weekday at 11 a.m., with encore airings at 4:30 p.m. each day, through April 27.  The championship match revealing the 2016 Academic Bowl winners will air April 27.   

    This year’s tournament was held at Tennessee Tech University’s Derryberry Hall on February 19 and 20.  The event is coordinated by WCTE’s Reggie Brown.  Dr. Brian O’Connor, TTU Professor of Mathematics, was the moderator for each Academic Bowl match.  O’Connor shared, “I’ve enjoyed being the moderator for the Academic Bowl for the past eight years.  I believe it is important to emphasize academic accomplishments as well as athletic achievements.  The kids are bright, and we have a good time!”     

WCTE is found on Charter Cable channel 8 and Dish and DirecTV channel 22.  For more information, visit wcte.org/academicbowl.

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