Think About It: "Academic" Issues - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News Now, Local Programming

April 2, 2012

Think About It: "Academic" Issues

The first season of "It's Academic Hawaii" on KFVE concluded with a riveting final show featuring three public schools- Kaiser High, Kauai High, and our eventual champion, Waiakea High School. 27 schools of all kinds of sizes and shapes competed in this inaugural season, and the show was a success on many fronts.

We had schools involved that were large and small, public and private, with representation from schools on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island. Our sponsors who loved the concept proved themselves to be true boosters of education, not just lip service participants, which allowed this show to come to fruition in the first place. "It's Academic" is the longest, continually-aired game show in the history of television anywhere- it's been on TV in Washington, D.C., for over 50-years now. The goal of the show was to provide viewers with a fun, weekly contest to play at home, and to witness the excellence that is out there in many of our local high schools via some really bright kids.

Mahalos to the participating students , advisors, sponsors, the state Department of Education, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, the people behind the scenes, our host- Dave & Buster's, and to our viewers. And congratulations to all of the kids who were willing to show their smarts on statewide TV over the past three-months. Who would have bet that our final three participating teams would be representatives from three public schools on three different islands?  We look forward to repeating the shows over the next 12-weeks and we hope to have a season #2 of "It's Academic Hawaii" to tell you about this summer, so stay tuned. Think about it…

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