(Orange, Texas)

November 25, 2012

LC-M claims Academic Challenge title

Special to The Leader

LITTLE CYPRESS — On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Quiz Bowl team won the Channel 6 Academic Challenge.

The team of Kent Morris, Hannah Smith, and Eric Rushing defeated the teams from West Brook (290-190) in the semifinals, and Beaumont Kelly (160-145) to win the championship. Josh Green and Kara Stanford competed in earlier rounds as alternates.

The West Brook game is scheduled to air on Channel 6 on Saturday, Dec. 22. The championship round should air on Saturday, Dec. 29.

To get to the semifinals, they defeated West Orange-Stark (95-80) on Saturday, Oct. 20, by correctly answering the last question. Then on Saturday, Nov. 3, they defeated Bridge City (150-145). These games have already aired on Channel 6.

Members of both teams in the championship round, which features LC-M and Beaumont Kelly, will be awarded scholarships, which will be announced at a banquet hosted by Channel 6 and YMBL in the spring.