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April 7, 2016

Fair Haven, Otter Valley compete for “Academic Showdown” championship

Fair Haven, Otter Valley compete for “Academic Showdown” championship

Courtesy of PEGTV

PEGTV channel coordinators Bryn Williams and Chris McCormack make sure the taping of “Academic Showdown” is of the highest quality as they produce from the studio control room.

Rutland—PEGTV’s new weekly half-hour quiz show “ Academic Showdown,” featuring eight local high schools, has just wrapped up the semifinal rounds of competition, and the winning teams have moved on to the championship match.

Teams of three from Fair Haven Union High School and Otter Valley Union High School have advanced to the championship showdown. Fair Haven made its way by beating Rutland and Proctor while Otter Valley defeated Stafford Tech and West Rutland. The final game to vie for the title, trophy and $500 contribution to their choice of school fund is set for April 7.

“Academic Showdown” is filmed before a live studio audience. Those who would like to be a part of the audience may call PEGTV at (802) 747-0151.

The show airs Thursday night on PEGTV Channel 20 at 7 p.m. and is hosted by Mitch Golub.

For more information on “Academic Showdown,” more air dates or any of PEGTV’s programs, visit

PEGTV is comprised of Comcast Channels 15, 20 and 21 and VTel channels 163, 164, and 165 and is available throughout Rutland County to all cable subscribers. Streaming programming, hyper-local weather forecasts, and video-on-demand services are also available online at

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