Thursday March 7, 2013

The SEE Fund will host a student Quiz Bowl, akin to the popular TV game show "As Schools Match Wits," on Thursday, March 14, at Mount Greylock Regional High School.

The competition will be will be broadcast live from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on channel 16 (WilliNet) in Williamstown and then again on March 20 in Lanesborough.

This event is meant to highlight students and student learning, and to serve as a fundraiser for educational initiatives at the school.

"This will be the 4th annual SEE Fund telethon with the main feature being the academic trivia contest," SEE Fund Chairman John Gerry explained in the news release announcing the show. "We will have as many as 27 students involved in the game and that will make it really fun for everybody, including those who watch from home."

Blair Dils, a faculty member and coach of the Mount Greylock "As Schools Match Wits" team, will emcee the Quiz Bowl. He and other Mount Greylock faculty will compose questions in the categories of humanities, science and math, sports and health, and pop culture.

For each category, there will be two teams of three students, and one segment of the contest will pit the Mount Greylock "As Schools Match Wits" team against a team of faculty members.

While the game is under way, student volunteers will be talking by phone with families and friends of MGRHS to ask for their financial support.

The student leaders for the event are Sean Houston, Alexandra Delano, and Zach Harrington, who are all members of the SEE Fund Board of Governors.

The Board hopes to raise $5,000 -- funds that will support future grants for programs at Mount Greylock that are not covered by the regular school budget.

The SEE (Sustaining Educational Excellence) Fund was established in 1996 as the first non-profit educational endowment in Berkshire County. It is managed by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and governed by a volunteer board of students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of the Mount Greylock Regional School. The Fund has distributed over $170,000 in small grants to provide extra educational opportunities for students and teachers.

All members of the Mt. Greylock School community (faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends) are eligible to apply for SEE Fund grants. The application deadline this year is April 15 and the application is available online atberkshiretaconic.org.

Information: John Gerry, jgerry41@yahoo.com or (413) 458-9106.