Championship Match between Hannibal and Macomb to air March 18

Members of the Hannibal High School Quiz Bowl team advanced to the championship round of the WGEM Academic Challenge Quiz Bowl Tournament with a 395 to 275 win over Quincy Notre Dame High School on Saturday, March 11.  This match was sixth in a seven-part television series airing weekly on WGEM NBC, WGEM FOX and WGEM News Talk FM 105.1.

The next Academic Challenge broadcast will feature a championship match between Macomb and Hannibal on Saturday March 18, at 6:30 p.m. on WGEM NBC, and Sunday, March 19, at 9 p.m. WGEM FOX TV and again at 10:30 p.m. on WGEM NBC. In addition, the match will air on WGEM News Talk FM 105.1 Saturday, March 18, at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, at 7:30 a.m.

Hannibal High School team members include: Pranati Parikh, Gavin Booth, Donovan Mefford, Caleb Wilson, Ruby Roisum, and Jessica Stinson. Hannibal is coached by Amy Sternke.

The WGEM Academic Challenge features 16 schools from the tri-state region competing in 15 matches. The host of this year’s tournament is WGEM Sports Director Ben Marth. The series is co-sponsored by John Wood Community College and WGEM.