May 16, 2021

HCHS Academic Bowl team appearing on Atlanta TV this weekend

Appearing on WSB-TV Channel 2 this Saturday to represent Heard High’s Academic Bowl team on the show ‘High Q’ will be (L-R) Michael Payton, Jayden Bloodsworth, Briley Porter, and Samuel Grizzard (Photo: Carrie Poole/HCHS)

(Atlanta, GA) — Heard County High School’s Academic Bowl team will be appearing on local television this Saturday after being invited to participate in a long-running game show on WSB-TV Channel 2.

‘High Q” is a game show hosted by Katie Walls featuring high school trivia teams competing against one another in battle of wits and knowledge. The show has been airing on Channel 2 since the 1980’s.

Competitors attempt to answer various academic trivia questions faster than their opponents and team members have to showcase encyclopedic knowledge, instant recall and lightning-fast reflexes.

Questions can come from almost any source and subjects may include topics such as science, geography, math, music, literature and politics.

The HCHS team is led by faculty adviser and coach Carrie Poole, a science teacher.

The show was already filmed in late 2019 and the Heard County students face a tall order in the first round as they go head-to-head with The Paideia School, a private school team from the City of Atlanta.

Only four competitors compete in the match and those that will be representing the Braves on Saturday’s show include Michael Payton (Captain), Jayden Bloodsworth, Briley Porter, and Samuel Grizzard.

Additional members of the 2019-2020 HCHS team include Jacob Vinson, Seth Flemming, Angel Morgan, Alexander Hunt, Garrett Curbow, Jessica Cato, Juliann Carpenter, Kiya Ramos, Luke Mitchell, Maggie Googe, Megan Rowland, Samuel Forrester, and Whit Pope.

The team also enjoyed a trip to the Varsity and Krispy Kreme while in Atlanta for the filming of the show.

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