By: Sharon Aron Baron
The academic quiz show School Duel is heading into its 10th season.
Featuring Broward County high schools going head-to-head, the show highlights intellectual student talent and serves as a positive educational tool for students and teachers.
This year’s season features ten high school teams, including Cooper City High School, Coral Springs High School, Deerfield Beach High School, Everglades High School, Fort Lauderdale High School, Nova High School, Plantation High School, Pompano Beach High School, Sheridan Technical High School, and West Broward High School.
The 19-show series features four-person teams competing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the School Duel champion. To participate, 67 high schools in the area competed in an online test, and the top 20 schools made it to the televised rounds.
In addition to the 10 BCPS high schools, five high schools from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and five from the School District of Palm Beach County are also participating in this year’s competition.
The players on the winning and runner-up teams each receive prizes from sponsors, including a $1,000 check for each student on the winning team courtesy of BrightStar Credit Union and Chick-Fil-A South Florida, a $200 check for each student runner-up courtesy of Publix Supermarkets, and a championship trophy from EDCO Awards and Specialties. The winning school also receives a School Duel trophy.
School Duel airs at 8 p.m. every Thursday, beginning January 23, on BECON-TV, through the show’s championship game on May 30. Each week’s episode is rebroadcasted at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
BECON-TV reaches homes throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties via Xfinity/Comcast Cable HD (channel 488 or 19), DISH Network, DIRECTV, and AT&TU-Verse (channel 63).
For more information on School Duel, visit schoolduel.tv.