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Scholastic Bowl competition for 2019!

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                Mr. Kevin Shanley                                                        Mr. Joseph Lucenti

          Superintendent of Schools                                              High School Principal

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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 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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