2009-05-14 / Local & State

SF Competes In "Scholastic Scrimmage"

Round-four winner advances to championships on WPSU-TV

Pictured, left: Daniel Wolfe (captain), coach Justin Sholes, Ellie Mundale, Elaina Truax, Nathan Keebaugh and Steven Meyer. Pictured, left: Daniel Wolfe (captain), coach Justin Sholes, Ellie Mundale, Elaina Truax, Nathan Keebaugh and Steven Meyer. After several months of competition, the field of "Scholastic Scrimmage" teams has been narrowed down to "The Featured Foursomes." These high school students are now competing for a spot in the championship round. Students from Southern Fulton High School will compete in round four on WPSU-TV's fastpaced academic quiz bowl "Scholastic Scrimmage" on Saturday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. on WPSU-TV.

Southern Fulton High School team members are (captain) Daniel Wolfe, Ellie Mundale, Elaina Truax, Steven Meyer, and (alternate) Nathan Keebaugh. They will compete against Glendale High School.

Getting to the "Featured Foursome," Southern Fulton defeated Bishop Carroll on Sunday, April 26, with a score of 405-220.

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' 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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