Southwestern Wins High School Bowl Championship

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L to R Back - Drake Johnson, Andrew Komula, Adam Girts; L to R Front - Alyssa Carlson, Conrad Meyer, Abbey Andrews, Rahim Karimi
L to R Back – Drake Johnson, Andrew Komula, Adam Girts; L to R Front – Alyssa Carlson, Conrad Meyer, Abbey Andrews, Rahim Karimi

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Jamestown Community College

Southwestern Central School has won the 54th annual High School Bowl competition, defeating Fillmore Central School in the final match 106-55.
The championship series was held at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus and broadcast over radio stations WJTN (1240-AM) and WWSE (93.3-FM).
As a result of winning the championship, one student at Southwestern will receive a scholarship for $1000 a year for two years to attend JCC, provided by the JCC Alumni Association. The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation will give $500 in scholarship funds to Fillmore as the 2nd place team.
Southwestern will travel to Chicago to compete in the National Academic Championship in early June. Delta Kappa Gamma, the International Honor Society of Women Educators will provide $250 in travel money for the team’s trip.
Rahim Karimi and Abbey Andrews are co-captains of the Southwestern team. The other members are Adam Girts, Conrad Meyer, Drake Johnson, Alyssa Carlson, and Andrew Komula. The team is coached by Julia Casselman.
The captain for Fillmore is Mason Kelley. He is joined on the team by Anna Schilke, Tim Jackson, and Susy Rohe. The team is coached by Deb Woltag and Bill Kelley.
Adam Girts and Rahim Karimi of Southwestern and Mason Kelley of Fillmore were named ‘Players of the Match’ for the championship series.
High School Bowl is produced by the Media One Group of radio stations and is sponsored by JCC and the JCC Alumni Association, SKF Aeroengine North America, Jamestown Mattress, Lind Funeral Home, Honest John’s Pizza and Wings, Pepsi, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Twenty-three teams from southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania competed in this year’s tournament. Jane Winter is the moderator for High School Bowl, the longest running competition of its type anywhere in the United States.