2009-04-23 / Local & State

SF Advances To Scholastic Scrimmage

Round three begins as local high school students compete on WPSU-TV
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Pictured, left: Daniel Wolfe (captain), coach Justin Sholes, Ellie Mundale, Brian Stanley, Elaina Truax, Nathan Keebaugh, Adam Younker and Steven Meyer. Pictured, left: Daniel Wolfe (captain), coach Justin Sholes, Ellie Mundale, Brian Stanley, Elaina Truax, Nathan Keebaugh, Adam Younker and Steven Meyer. Teams that are part of "The Great Eight" have moved up in the scholastic ranks and are competing for a spot in "The Featured Foursomes" on WPSU-TV. Students from Southern Fulton High School will compete in round three on WPSU-TV's fast-paced academic quiz bowl "Scholastic Scrimmage" on Sunday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. on WPSU-TV.

Southern Fulton High School team members are (captain) Daniel Wolfe, Ellie Mundale, Elaina Truax, Steven Meyer, and (alternates) Brian Stanley and Nathan Keebaugh. They will compete against Bishop Carroll High School.

Getting to the "Great Eight," Southern Fulton defeated Otto- Eldred on Saturday, April 4, with a score of 310-135.

During the program, two school teams take the stage for 30 minutes, battling it out in one of three divisions. The show is run much like an athletic playoff and winning teams from each competition may move on to the next round. The competition culminates in May when the top teams from each division compete in separate grand championships.

Fans of the program can visit the game's Web site at www.wpsu.org/scholasticscrim mage/ 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 at 6 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.

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