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In a 16 team double elimination contest that started last September, Muhlenberg County High School earned top honors as Grand Champion in the Oakland City University Academic Challenge. To claim the title, Muhlenberg County had to come from one match behind and win two in a row against the team from Castle High School.

This is the inaugural season of the program which is a partnership between Local 7 WTVW and Oakland City University. The program is a contest of knowledge and quick recall. Five member teams from Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois high school's took part in the contest with the Grand Champion earning 4 year full tuition scholarships to Oakland City University for each team member. The Reserve Grand Champion earned 4 year three quarter tuition scholarships to Oakland City University. "Academic excellence is part of the mission at Oakland City University and the Academic Challenge is a perfect fit" said Oakland City University President Dr. Ray Barber; the man behind the more than half a million dollars in scholarships.

In addition to the scholarships, the teams from Muhlenberg County High School and Castle High School took home trophies from TriState Trophies. Local 7 and WEHT Local Meteorologist Ron Rhodes is the host of the Oakland City University Academic Challenge and, following the championship match, said "This has been a wonderful experience. There are some bright kids here in the TriState. We've seen it all school year long and we really saw it in the championship match between Muhlenberg County and Castle."

    Grayville (IL)            
       Castle          
    Castle            
   
Tell City
  Castle        
      Tell City          
    New Harmony            
   
Loogootee
    Castle      
      Loogootee          
    North Posey            
   
Wood Memorial
  Henderson County        
      Henderson County          
    Henderson County (KY)            
   
Mt. Carmel (IL)
           
      Muhlenberg County (KY)     Castle    
    Muhlenberg County            
   
Boonville
  Muhlenberg County        
      Edwards County (IL)          
    Edwards County            
   
EVSC Early College
    Muhlenberg County      
      Mater Dei          
    Mater Dei            
   
Owensboro (KY)
  Mater Dei        
      Southridge       Muhlenberg County  
    Southridge            
                 
Elimination Bracket         Muhlenberg County      
                 
  Southridge   Henderson County          
Grayville   New Harmony            
  New Harmony     Henderson County        
New Harmony     Edwards County     Muhlenberg County    
  Edwards County             Muhlenberg County
North Posey   Edwards County            
  North Posey              
Wood Memorial                
  Loogootee       Mt. Carmel      
Mt. Carmel   Mt. Carmel            
  Mt. Carmel              
Boonville     Mt. Carmel       Castle  
  Tell City              
EVSC Early College   Owensboro   Mt. Carmel        
  Owensboro   Mater Dei
         
Owensboro