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April 16, 2013


Thinking caps must be worn at all times when The University of Montana hosts the third annual Montana Academic State Championship on Tuesday, April 23, in the University Center. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by UM and NorthWestern Energy, that championship is a round-robin quiz tournament. To qualify, teams must place in regional tournaments.

More than 40 students from seven schools will compete this year. The high schools are Frenchtown (the reigning champion), Billings Skyview (the 2011 state champion), Sentinel, Great Falls High, Lewistown, Livingston and Glendive.

Questions will cover high school subjects, as well as pop culture and recent news. Each school will square off against one another during the morning preliminary rounds in UC Rooms 331-333. Schools with the best records will advance to the championship rounds in the afternoon.

For more information call Merle Johnson, a retired Frenchtown teacher and co-coordinator of the event, at 406-727-2842 or email



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Contact: Merle Johnson, Montana Academic State Championship co-coordinator, 406-727-2842,