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EHS Academic Team part of TV competition Saturday
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Eastside High’s Academic Team will again compete in WSB Channel 2’s HighQ tournament.

The team will appear in the competition Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m.

According to information from WSB’s website, in the tournament students answer dozens of questions on a wide range of subjects, including history, math, literature, science and the arts. WSB’s John Bachman will host the tournament.

The Eastside Academic Team consists of Zeke Dunevent, Kaylah Kennedy, Dillon Diamond, Ben Bohannan, and Jasper Narvil. The team is coached by EHS Latin teacher Eric Adams.

For at least a decade, the EHS Academic Team has been waiting for the chance to show its academic excellence on the "HighQ" show, which has been airing since 1986. WSB sends out invitations to school systems within its viewing area, asking if they would like to be in a lottery for the show. If a school systems’ name is drawn, the school system can select a high school to participate.

Eastside was selected this school year and first competed in December 2013. The team excelled in that competition and gained the chance to compete in another round of the academic challenge.