WVIA's 'Scholastic Scrimmage' Taping This Week on Campus

Published 03.08.2016


Squaring off in first-round action Wednesday morning were Jersey Shore Area Senior High School, represented by (clockwise, from rear left) social studies teacher Michael Harvey and students Emma Nagle, Annalise Eiswerth, Beatrice Ferguson, Ezekiel Miller, Pearl Patterson and Elijah Shemory ...... and Williamsport Area High School. Back row (from left) are social studies teacher R. Craig Niklaus and students Dylan Confair and Eric Ask. Front row (from left) are Madeline Mahonski, Devin Marty, Lydia Culp and Max Moore. Judges for the competition are (from left) Penn College faculty members Joseph E. LeBlanc, assistant professor of physics; Craig A. Miller, assistant professor of history/political science; and William Ma, professor of mathematics.Host Regina Myers (in red), with the Jersey Shore teamWVIA-TV's popular "Scholastic Scrimmage" series will be taped Wednesday and Thursday in Penn's Inn, on the second floor of Penn College's Bush Campus Center. The academic quiz show features students in grades 9-12 competing for their schools in teams of four. The winning school at the end of the annual tournament will be awarded $5,000, with the runner-up schools receiving $3,000 and $1,000. The Lycoming County "Scholastic Scrimmage" competition is made possible by a grant from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The series is underwritten by Penn College and Williams. Participants in this week's tapings are Williamsport Area High School, Jersey Shore Area Senior High School, Montoursville Area High School, South Williamsport Area Junior/Senior High School, Hughesville High School (East Lycoming School District), Muncy Junior/Senior High School, Loyalsock Township High School and Montgomery Junior/Senior High School. "Scholastic Scrimmage" is a single-elimination tournament; episodes air Mondays in May and June at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on WVIA-TV.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer