Scholastic Bowl competition begins for 2019!
AKRON CENTRAL SCHOOL
47 Bloomingdale Avenue • Akron, New York 14001
Mr. Kevin Shanley Mr. Joseph Lucenti
Superintendent of Schools High School Principal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
SCHOLASTIC BOWL COMPETITION SET TO BEGIN
AKRON, NEW YORK (January 7, 2019) – Akron High School Scholastic Bowl Coach Mr. David Meli put out a call for fans of Alex Trebek of Jeopardy! fame or those who could summon their “inner Sheldon” (that smartie from the Big Bang Theory) to join the team for the 2019 Scholastic Bowl season and eleven students have answered the call. The team will kick off competition at Genesee Community College on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6:00PM at the college’s television studio, One College Road, Batavia, with Akron pitted against Attica, Leroy and Oakfield-Alabama in the team’s season opener. Eleven teams from area high schools including Akron, Pembroke, Alexander, Oakfield-Alabama, Attica, Alden, Notre Dame, Byron-Bergen, Elba, Batavia and Pavilion will compete in this year’s league, celebrating thirty-one years of competition at the college.
Coach Meli, high school history teacher at Akron Schools, begins his sixth year as the team’s coach, leading Akron’s finest scholars against top students from other area schools in the region’s radio league on WLVL and television league held at Genesee Community College. This year’s team consists of returning players Lucas Wicks, Katelyn James and Mindy Doktor, as well as newcomers for 2019 Matthew Borchert, Kaleb Delaney, Josh Drabik, Rileigh Dunn, Allison Hoerner, Ian Lesniak, Chloe Shreves and Kristen Stachowiak.
The Scholastic Bowl Competition can be streamed from the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership’s Ustream site at https://www.ustream.tv/embed/23627049?html5ui. Akron’s matches are scheduled for 6:00PM or 7:00PM. The taping can be watched from a separate audience viewing area at GCC. Competition dates are as follows:
Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:00PM Akron vs. Attica, Leroy & Oakfield-Alabama
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:00PM Akron vs. Alexander & Pembroke
Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:00PM Akron vs. Byron-Bergen & Pavilion
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:00PM Akron vs. Notre Dame & Elba
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 6:00PM Akron vs. Alden & Batavia
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:00PM Semi-Finals - TBA
Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:00PM Finals & Awards Ceremony - TBA
The team also competes in a radio league at WLVL AM 1340/FM 105.3 in Lockport. Competing schools are Akron, Lewiston-Porter, Starpoint, Medina, Williamsville North, Royalton-Hartland, Niagara Falls, Wilson, Lockport and North Tonawanda.
Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:15PM Akron vs. Starpoint & Medina
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:15PM Akron vs. Lockport & Williamsville North
Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:15PM Akron vs. Lew-Port & Wilson
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 5:15PM Akron vs. Roy-Hart & Niagara Falls
Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:15PM Akron vs. Lockport & Williamsville North
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:15PM Akron vs. Starpoint & Lockport
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:15PM Akron vs. Medina & Roy-Hart
Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:15PM Akron vs. Starpoint & Williamsville North
Playoffs and championship are to be announced for April 9, 10 and 11, 2019. Supporters are encouraged to follow the team by listening to WLVL 1340 on the AM dial or 105.3 FM.
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