WCTE hosts 35th Annual Academic Bowl Tournament
Posted By Kim Swindell Wood | March 13, 2020 9:37 am
WCTE’S Annual Academic Bowl Tournament was held March 7, 2020, at Tennessee Tech University’s Backdoor Playhouse.
Approximately 63 students participated in a single-elimination tournament. This event is a test of their knowledge in all areas from history, math, science, etc.
WCTE’s partnership with TTU gives high school students an opportunity to visit a college. Students also get to meet TTU professors and community helpers that volunteer to help with the event.
“In the 35 years since we have been doing Academic Bowl, we have seen it grow outside the Upper Cumberland area,” said Reggie Brown, WCTE education and community engagement associate. “We have added teams from as far away as Scott County, Alabama. We are proud to have teams from Cookeville High School, Gallatin High School, White County High School, Upperman High School, Cumberland County High School, Oneida High School, Scott High School, Warren County High School, and Alvin C. York Institute.”
To view the livestream, go to wcte.org/livestream. Academic Bowl episodes will air on WCTE, on Thursdays, at 7 p.m., March 26-April 9. Encore episodes will air Fridays, at 5 p.m., starting March 27. The two semi-finals and the final game will be shown Sunday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m.
Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. In addition, the high school that exemplifies good team manners will receive the “Dr. Fred Culp Spirit Award.”