QuizBusters Championship Series!

May 20, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m.

Matt Ottinger
Credit w.r. richards

Four teams from mid-Michigan will compete for scholarships to Michigan State University in the QuizBusters Championship Series airing Wednesday, May 22, from 8-9:30 p.m.

The Green Division Championship game at 8 p.m. will feature Lansing Eastern versus Okemos. Playing on the team for the Lansing Eastern Quakers are Thierry Laurens, Jonatan Hudy-Velasco, Ben Hudy-Velasco and team captain August Stover. Tyler Blakslee is the team advisor.

Playing on the team for the Okemos Chieftains are Emily Brereton, Abhijit Das, Kevin Hutsell and team captain Mayank Patke. Andy Floyd is the team advisor. The Chiefs were Grand Champions in 2010-11.

At 8:30 p.m., the Hillsdale Academy Colts will take on the Jackson Christian Royals.

Playing for Hillsdale Academy are Dillon Murry, Clayton Thorrez, Dean Robinson and team captain Andrew Ruchames. Andrew Holm is the team advisor. This is the Colts' first year on QuizBusters.

Playing for the Jackson Christian Royals are Andrew Fretwell, Chris Olmos, Kennedy Wilson and team captain Zack Schneider. Joanne Knowlton is the team advisor. The Royals won the Grand Championship in 2011-2012.

At 9 p.m., the winning teams in each division will compete for the Grand Championship. Division winners will receive up to eight $5,000 tuition scholarships to Michigan State University. Grand champions will receive five one-year textbook scholarships provided by the Student Book Store.

QuizBusters is wrapping up its 24th season. Host Matt Ottinger has been throwing out challenging questions for the contestants since the show began. The program is underwritten in part by Consumers Energy and the Michigan Education Association.