Students in Mercer County Compete for Academic Bowl Championship


PRINCETON, WV, December 21, 2015:  Students from all four high schools squared off earlier this month for the final Academic Bowl championship match held at PikeView High School.  Bluefield and Montcalm competed first in the conciliation round.  Following this match, PikeView and Princeton competed for the championship.  The Academic Bowl follows all the rules and regulations of the NAQT, National Academic Quiz Tournament.  Beginning in August of each year, students from all four high schools begin compete against each other to determine who will participate in the Championship Match.  Princeton Senior High School offered stiff competition, but in the end, PikeView High School earned the title of “County Champion” for the third year in a row. 

Since Mercer County began Academic Bowl competitions five years ago, Rebecca Broyles has been Academic Bowl moderator. She always announces the complicated questions with precise technique.  Courtney Gracon, Career and Technical Education Facilitator for Mercer County Schools, and Amanda Aliff, Coordinator of Pupil Services for Mercer County Schools, keep time and judge.  Mr. Paul Broyles also assist the team with his expertise as a judge. Teresa Russell coordinates the events.

The Mercer County Board of Education, Dr. Deborah Akers – Superintendent, and all the administrators at the above referenced schools would like to take this opportunity to thank their teachers and their students for working collaboratively to prepare for Academic Bowl Competitions.