• #weareBREWER


    Academic Challenge Team Google Classroom Code: TBA (all returning and new members will need to sign up for this classroom page)


    18-19 Academic Challenge

    Coaching Information:

    Mr. Michael Gresham, Academic Challenge Head Coach

    E-mail: greshamm@gwd50.org

    Location: Yellow Hall, Room C302


    Ms. Hollister Brailsford, Academic Challenge Assistant Coach

    E-mail: brailsfordh@gwd50.org

    Location: Yellow Hall, Room C309


    Mr. Jimmy Carr, Academic Challenge Adviser

    E-mail: carrj@gwd50.org

    Location: Burdgundy Hall, Room F602 (Chorus Room)


    Academic Challenge Practice Schedule:

    Practices for Academic Challenge for the 2019-2020 will be as follows:

    Fall Semester (August - December): 

    Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Mr. Gresham's Room (C302)


    Spring Semester (January - End of Season) 

    Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Mr. Gresham's Room (C302)

    Upcoming / Important Dates

    August 26, 2019 ~ Returning Academic Challenge Team Members from 2018-2019 will need to pick-up and return the RETURNING MEMBER FORM

    August 27, 2019 ~ Any 7th / 8th grade student who came to the Spring 2019 interest meeting will need to pick-up and return the NEW MEMBER FORM

    August 28, 2019 - September 11, 2019 ~ Active Recruitment for Academic Challenge 2019-2020 Season. Eligible students can be recruited by their teachers or volunteer on their own by seeing Mr. Gresham, Ms. Brailsford, or Mr. Carr. 

    September 12, 2019 ~ Academic Challenge Interest Meeting for 2019-2020 Recruits. All students who attend will be given the NEW MEMBER FORM and will need to return it by September 19, 2019 to be eligible for Academic Challenge. 

    September 19, 2019 ~ Academic Challenge Practice begins with returning and new members. 4:00pm to 5:00pm in Mr. Gresham's Room, C302. 


    2019-2020 Academic Challenge Competition Dates



    Academic Challenge FAQ's:

    What is Academic Challenge?: Academic Challenge is a quiz bowl team. A quiz bowl team consists of three or more participants who are asked a series of questions in different categories including: Mathematics, Science, Literature, Grammar, History, Pop Culture, Music, etc. We practice the first semester of school and then compete against other schools in the Upstate Region during the Spring Semester. 

    Who is eligible for Academic Challenge?: Any student in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade in both Brewer Prep and ACTS are eligible to be on Academic Challenge. 

    What is the cost of Academic Challenge?: Joining Academic Challenge is absolutely FREE! Throughout your time in Academic Challenge, you will be asked to provide money for your Academic Challenge T-Shirt, food costs during competitions, etc. 

    When is Academic Challenge Practice?: For the 2019-2020 school year, Academic Challenge practice will occur every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 4:00pm to 5:00pm during the Fall Semester of school. During the spring semester, Academic Challenge practice will occur every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. 

    Where is practice for Academic Challenge held?: Most academic challenge practices will take place in Mr. Gresham's Room (C302) or Ms. Brailsford's Room (C309). 

    Who are the Academic Challenge Coaches:  Mr. Michael Gresham (6th Grade Math Teacher) serves as the Head Coach for Brewer. Ms. Hollister Brailsford (SPED) serves as the assistant coach, and Mr. Jimmy Carr (Choral Director) serves as the advisor. Any one of these three will be able to assist you throughout the season.