Archive for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

THS, Lansing to battle on Quest

March 26, 2008

Editor's note: The TV Quest competitions are taped ahead of time. The winner is not released before air date.

— Lansing High School and Tonganoxie High School will compete in a televised Quest competition on public broadcast stations KTWU and KPTS. The show will air on KTWU-11 at 11 a.m. March 30 and KTWU-23.3DT at 1:30 p.m. March 30, and on KPTS at 5 p.m. April 7.

The two schools are two of the top 16 that advanced to the finals after the Dec. 1 Quest academic competition at Washburn University. The teams will compete in a single elimination competition that airs each week. The championship team will be named in June.

The contest, co-sponsored by KTWU-PBS station and Washburn University, allows teams of high school students from across Kansas to compete against one another in answering questions on topics such as art, literature, history, math and science. The Kansas National Education Association and Quest Resource Corporation are partial underwriters of Quest tapings.

Representing Lansing High are: (parents' names were not provided) Ezra Carpenter, junior; Clayton Hall, junior; Eric Hansen, senior; Josh Kranhold, senior; Emilee Taylor, junior. The coach is Ginny Scott.

Representing Tonganoxie High are: Robert Brotherton, junior, son of Jose and Christina Hernandez; Donald Dyster Jr., senior, son of Donald Dyster Sr. and Karen Dyster; Christopher Jordan, junior, son of Terry and Jill Jordan; Alicia Osborne, junior, daughter of Dan and Donna Osborne; Austin Smith, junior, son of Frank and Jeanne Smith; Kristen Titterington, senior, daughter of Michael and Diane Titterington. The coach is Ron Lewis.

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