2009-01-15 / Local & State

SF Competes In WPSU-TV's "Scholastic Scrimmage"

Local high school students will appear on WPSU-TV next weekend
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Pictured above, left: coach Justin Sholes, Daniel Wolfe (captain), Adam Younker, Ellie Mundale, Brian Stanley, Elaina Truax, Nathan Keebaugh and Steven Meyer Pictured above, left: coach Justin Sholes, Daniel Wolfe (captain), Adam Younker, Ellie Mundale, Brian Stanley, Elaina Truax, Nathan Keebaugh and Steven Meyer Students from Southern Fulton High School will compete on WPSU-TV's fastpaced academic quiz bowl "Scholastic Scrimmage" on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. on WPSU-TV. The Southern Fulton High School members are (captain) Daniel Wolfe, Ellie Mundale, Elaina Truax, Steven Meyer, and (alternates) Adam Younker and Brian Stanley. Southern Fulton High School will compete against Shanksville-Stonycreek High School.

"Scholastic Scrimmage" is a fast-paced question and answer game, which features students from 90 central Pennsylvania high schools. In each match, two teams compete to showcase their knowledge, recall and reflexes. Each "Scholastic Scrimmage" team is composed of four students and one alternate in grades nine through 12. Two school teams take the stage for 30 minutes, with four teams competing in each hour-long program.

This year, there will be three divisions with 30 teams in each division. Placement in the division is based on the participating school's enrollment. Run much like an athletic competition, winning teams from each competition may move on to the next round. Teams continue to advance until they reach the championship game. Each of the three divisions will have a champion.

Fans of the program can visit the game's Web site at http://www.wpsu.org/scholasti cscrimmage/ to see archives of each program. Shows can be streamed by modem or broadband to view any episode that has previously aired. Online, fans can also find a scrapbook of the students who have competed in the show, along with this year's schedule.

"Scholastic Scrimmage" is broadcast weekly Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The academic quiz bowl is now in its sixth season.

"Scholastic Scrimmage" continues WPSU-TV's commitment to present programming that is both entertaining and educational. The competitive nature of "Scholastic Scrimmage"" is one of the most effective ways to make learning fun and to shine a spotlight on some of the brightest young people in local schools.

WPSU serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. Its public media services produce, acquire and distribute programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania.

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