Monday, February 16, 2009

Academic Bowl

High school teams from around the country are gathering in regional competitions for a shot at attending the 2009 Gallaudet University Academic Bowl. Teams are made up of five players. They answer questions in eight academic categories.

There are five regional competitions. The West Regional took place this past weekend at the California School for the Deaf-Fremont and this Thursday 16 teams will gather in North Carolina for the Southeast Regional at the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. The Midwest Regional starts February 26th at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf while the Mid-Atlantic Region takes place at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington, DC. Finally the Northeast regional takes place March 26th at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf in New York.

The top three teams from each region get a free trip to the national championship along with one wild-card team selected from the five regional fourth-place teams. That takes place April 25-28 at Gallaudet University.