WESTFIELD — Academic teams from Longmeadow High University and Westfield Significant University will contend for the championship this weekend on “As Schools Match Wits,” airing on WGBY public television, Channel 57, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Might 28. The two faculties have arrived at the finals, and the victors will increase their school’s identify to coveted Collamore Cup.
“As Universities Match Wits” pits groups of western New England higher schoolers versus every single other in a enjoyable, but competitive sport of tutorial functionality. The opposition is open to both public and non-public large educational institutions.
The contest was designed by Leonard J. Collamore in 1961 to showcase regional college students in an engaging structure. Now, it is co-developed by New England Community Media and Westfield Condition University and hosted by award-profitable community Television journalist Beth Ward. It is just one of the longest-functioning demonstrates of its type in the nation.
“As Schools Match Wits” is additional than a discussion board for the sharp wits of location superior faculty students. It also supplies hands-on finding out chances for higher education undergraduates. The display is developed working with Westfield State College amenities, and college students provide as the production crew. NEPM provides experienced output, broadcast, advertising and marketing, and complex assist.
“As we wind down the 61st period of ‘ASMW,’ I continue being in perpetual awe of what these significant school learners know and how dedicated and competitive they are,” claimed Tony Dunne, govt producer of “As Colleges Match Wits” for NEPM. “Every calendar year a new crop of the best and brightest in the area appear through the studio doorways, and it’s so inspiring to see the similar burning passion for awareness in every team of learners who take part This yr was no distinctive, and it all culminates in a extremely exciting, down-to-the-wire championship match that you will not want to miss!”
In addition to the Saturday broadcast, episodes of “As Schools Match Wits” are available for on line streaming soon just after their airdate at online video.nepm.org/present/as-faculties-match-wits. Westfield’s normal-year matchup with Mount Greylock Regional Substantial University, on April 16, and its May perhaps 21 semifinal gain around Corridor Large University can also be witnessed at that web site.