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Three KCSD schools to compete in Quiz Bowl state championships Thursday

March 14, 2016

Three KCSD schools to compete in Quiz Bowl state championships Thursday

Quiz Bowl Three of the four Midlands regional teams—Lugoff-Elgin High, Camden High and Camden Middle—competing in Thursday’s state Quiz Bowl finals are from the Kershaw County School District (KCSD).

Sixteen schools will play “quiz bowl” or “Jeopardy” style matches to determine the State Champion of Academics for South Carolina. Thursday’s competition is being held in the Woolard Auditorium at the Applied Education Technology Campus (ATEC), 874 Vocational Lane, Camden.

The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with eight semi-final matches where schools are matched by size (Division I and II) and level (middle and high).

Winners of these matches will then meet for their state championships:

  • 10:30 a.m. (Division II Middle School),
  • 11:30 a.m. (Division I Middle School),
  • 1:00 p.m. (Division II High School) and
  • 2:00 p.m. (Division I High School).

KCSD Superintendent Frank Morgan will present trophies to the champions after the completion of each level. The middle school winners will be recognized at 12:15 p.m. and the high school champs at 2:45 p.m.

Over the past three months, teams from 40 of SC’s 81 school districts have been competing each week—culminating in four regional tournaments.

The following 16 teams with approximately 325 students total will be representing their region in Thursday’s championship matches:

  • Midlands: Lugoff-Elgin HS (I); Camden HS (II); Camden Middle (I); Pine Ridge Middle (II)
  • Olde English: Nation Ford HS (I); Indian Land HS (II); Indian Land Middle (I); AR Rucker Middle (II)
  • Pee Dee: Wilson HS (I); Lake View HS (II); Williams Middle(I); Lake View Middle(II)
  • Western Piedmont: Clinton HS(I); Mid-Carolina HS (II); Clinton Middle (I); Sanders Middle (II)