Quiz Bowl state champions announced

CONWAY (Arkansas PBS) – The 2021 Arkansas Quiz Bowl champions have been decided in the state conference finals held at Arkansas PBS, and all matches are now available to watch at youtube.com/arkansaspbs.

The Morrilton team won the 5A division and was led by Captain Jaxon Brown, who accepted the trophy, and Coach Brad Parks, far right.

The final standings were:

  • 1A – Haas Hall Springdale defeated Haas Hall Rogers.
  • 2A – Haas Hall Bentonville defeated Life Way Christian (Centerton).
  • 3A – Mountain View defeated Haas Hall Fayetteville.
  • 4A – Monticello defeated Huntsville.
  • 5A – Morrilton defeated Vilonia.
  • 6A – Russellville defeated Lake Hamilton (Pearcy).
  • 7A – Fort Smith Southside defeated Bryant.

The Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association awarded scholarship money to each team.

“Quiz Bowl” is a celebration and recognition of scholarship that has been an Arkansas PBS tradition since 1985. In a series of questions, players must display their knowledge in literature, math, science, history, art, music and economics. Teams from across the state compete for the chance to represent The Natural State in national tournaments. 

The Vilonia team was led Captain Katelyn Ohlde and was coached by Marilyn Pond, far left, and Assistant Coach Melba Cauthen, far right.

The Arkansas Governor’s Quiz Bowl Association holds regional tournaments around the state during March. Teams are assigned to a site, and a random drawing places the teams on the pairing schedule. A percentage of teams in the tournament advance to the state tournament. The top two teams from each classification advance to the State Conference Finals.Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at myarkansaspbs.org/watch, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Additional information is available at myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast to this region from KETS (Little Rock).