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High school rivalries return with 'Battle of the Minds'

 
A “Battle of the Minds” returns on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Brentwood City Hall for the Brentwood Historic Commission’s Fourth Annual History Bowl.  
 
This year’s Bowl features teams from seven county schools competing for the Sarah Bayrd American History Trophy:  Brentwood High, Ravenwood High, Summit High, Independence High, Fairview High, Centennial High and Franklin High. 
The contest takes place at Brentwood’s City Commission Chamber and will be taped for broadcast on Brentwood’s local community access channel, Channel 19. 
 
Franklin High School will be defending their title from last year.  Former television anchor Chris Clark returns to emcee of the event.  Chuck Sherrill, Tennessee’s State Librarian and Brentwood Historic Commission member will be the questioner.   
 
 “The Brentwood Historic Commission is delighted to host this event again and recognize the academic excellence of students studying Advanced Placement American History at the High Schools. We hope everyone will cheer on their school when they attend the event live or watch the show on Channel 19,” remarked Historic Commission Chairman Anne Goad.
 
The contest features four rounds of questions and follows a format similar to the popular quiz show Jeopardy.  
 
Commission members have prepared hundreds of questions on U.S. history for the eight to ten minute rounds. The public is invited to attend the event and support their favorite high school.
 
The award is appropriately named after Sarah Bayrd, a long-time Advanced Placement American history teacher at Brentwood High School who, after her retirement, substituted at both Brentwood and Ravenwood High Schools. The beloved teacher was an inspirational role model for hundreds of students in Brentwood.
 
The winning team gets to proudly display the trophy, a 12-inch American Eagle mounted on an eight-inch base, for bragging rights until next year’s Bowl.  
 
 

Posted on: 2/22/2014

 
 

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