BHS Challenge Team wins regional competition
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 by Matthew Girard
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Belton High School Academic Challenge team competed at the KCEN TV studios for the central Texas Academic Challenge Competition, sponsored by the Waco Rotary Club. Fourteen Texas regional high school teams competed in the event this year. The event allows the top academic students at regional high schools to compete on a broad range of general knowledge questions under time limits. The Belton team, comprised of seniors, juniors and a freshman, took first place in the regional competition on April 14, and now move on for the 2nd year in a row to compete in the U.S. Nationals event to be held in New Orleans later this year. The team is coached this year for the first time by Christine Williams, who teaches world geography and economics at BHS. The BHS team competed in three events on Saturday, winning all three competitions. BHS won the finals by a score of 235 to 180. The questions in the competition regarded math, chemistry, biology, geography, literature, and current events, among other things. The event has been conducted by the Waco Rotary Club since 1967. The competitions will be aired on the next eight Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on KCEN TV, and Saturday evenings at 5:00 p.m. on MYTX TV.