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November 18, 2012

‘Mind Games’ bout featuring EHS, KHS to air Sunday

ENID, Okla. — Fierce competition between the academic teams of two area schools will be televised at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on KSBI, channel 16 on Suddenlink.

Enid High School and Kremlin-Hillsdale High School academic teams took each other on for a round of “Mind Games.”

The winner will advance to the next round of competition, to be aired March 24. The high school championship competition will air May 26.

Kari King, executive producer of “Mind Games,” said the high school edition of the academic team competition is in its first season. The college edition is in its second season.

The show is sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation. Both teams take home prize money.

“It puts the highlight on some really amazing kids in our state,” King said.

“I have always believed we should give our smartest kids the level of recognition we give our best athletes,” said Vince Orza, president and CEO of KSBI. “‘Mind Games’ recognizes and rewards them.”

Competing for EHS in the Nov. 25 episode are James Ward, senior; Ryan Hall, senior; Sam Smoker, junior; and Jeffery McNaughton, junior.

Competing for Kremlin-Hillsdale are Ricki Schroeder, senior; Abby Courtney, senior; Jacob Pekrul, sophomore; and Jordan Presley, freshman.

Five other regional schools are in this season’s lineup.

Timberlake will square off against Canute in an episode to air Dec. 2.

Pioneer-Pleasant Vale students will flex their academic muscles against Piedmont in an episode to be seen Jan. 13.

Covington-Douglas was bested by Deer Creek High School, Edmond, on Oct. 21, but took home $200 in prize money.

Drummond beat Kingfisher in an episode aired Nov. 4 and took home $300 in prize money. Kingfisher took home $200.

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