Quest to air on KTWU

Press Release

The Independent School, Wichita, and Jefferson West High School, Meriden, will compete in the first round of the televised Quest competition on public broadcast station KTWU.  

Air dates for the competition are:

•KTWU 11.1, 11 a.m. Sunday, March 20

•KTWU 11.1, 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25

•KTWU 11.3, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20

•KTWU 11.3 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26

•Cox Kansas 22, 7 p.m. Friday, March 25

The two schools are two of the top 16 high school teams that advanced to the finals after the Dec. 5 Quest academic competition at Washburn University.

The 16 teams compete in a single elimination competition that airs each week through May, when the championship team will be named.

The contest 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.  

Quest is co-sponsored by KTWU-PBS station and Washburn University. The Kansas National Education Association is a partial underwriter of Quest.

The Independent School team members are Mackenzie Cole, Dan Gebhart, Dietrich Johnson, Hal McCoy, Andrew Parker and Thomas Tremain. The coaches are Scott Huggins and Abby Koch.

Jefferson West High team members are Tanner Bruton, Micah Duncan, Brayden Moore and Sam Real. The coach is Rena Kilgore.