BECON-TV announces third season of School Duel – South Florida’s first academic quiz show
Submitted by Noel Hyatt
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — BECON-TV (Broward Education Communications Network) WBEC-TV a nonprofit, noncommercial television station owned and operated by the School Board of Broward County announced the twenty participating teams and broadcast schedule for the third season of School Duel, presented by Chick-fil-A. School Duel is designed to reward and showcase intellectual talent in South Florida’s high schools, as well as serving as a positive educational tool for students.
The 19-show series features 20 high schools from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Over 50 local high schools competed in an online test to be part of the “televised” tournament. The four-person teams will compete in a single elimination tournament to determine South Florida’s School Duel champion. Last season’s champions were Palm Beach County’s Suncoast High School.
The 2013 high schools participating in the televised rounds include returning champion Suncoast High and runner up Cypress Bay, along with Broward entries from College Academy, Coral Springs Charter, South Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Western, Cooper City, Monarch, West Broward, Chaminade-Madonna, Taravella, Plantation and Pines Charter. The Miami-Dade contingent is Westminster Christian, Archimedean and Ransom Everglades. Spanish River, Park Vista, and Wellington are from Palm Beach County.
The third season of School Duel airs every Thursday at 7 p.m. on BECON-TV. Repeat airings take place on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Championship match airs on Thursday, June 6, 2013. BECON-TV reaches homes throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties on Comcast and Advanced Cable (channel 19), DirecTV, DISH Net-work and AT&T U-Verse (channel 63). BECON-TV reaches a potential audience of over 5.5 million people across the tri-county area.
The entire season will be re-broadcasted, in chronological order, during the summer and the following fall in preparation for next season’s show.
This season, the players on the winning team will each receive $1,000 from Chick-fil-A and BrightStar Credit Union, a championship trophy from EDCO Awards and Specialties, gift certificates and much more. The 2013 season of School Duel is also supported by participating sponsors Hungry Howies Pizza and Subs in Davie and Hollywood, Boomers!, Museum of Discovery & Science, International Fishing Hall of Fame, and All County Music. The School Duel web site, (www.schoolduel.tv), powered by BrightStar Credit Union, allows viewers the chance to vote for their favorite players, compete in online contests, win prizes and much more.
BECON-TV (WBEC) is a broadcast television station licensed by the FCC to provide noncommercial educational programming to the South Florida community. For more information on BECON classroom and community programming, visit (www.becon.tv) and for more information on School Duel, visit (www.schoolduel.tv) or call 1-877-TV-BECON. You can become a fan of BECON-TV on Facebook, watch BECON-TV on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.