Rust College was represented Saturday, November 3 at the 7th Annual Ford Black College Quiz, held in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual Ford Black College Quiz Show brought together some of the nation's brightest minds for two days of fun and competition on the campus of Atlanta University Center's prestigious Spelman College. The "Jeopardy-style" televised competition offers a dozen gifted student players the chance to represent their schools and test their knowledge of African-American history. In addition to earning bragging rights for their performance, students compete for thousands of dollars for their studies.
Debuting as host this year is charismatic actor and Atlanta native RonReaco Lee, star of the BET hit series "Let's Stay Together."
"Participating in this year's Ford Black College Quiz has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career to date," said Lee. "Being able to interact with the students and witness first hand their enthusiasm, competitive nature and sheer brain power is something I know I'll never forget!"
In a twist to the show's format, every participant has an opportunity to win -- each student is awarded cash prizes based on their ranking in four rounds of competitive play. Four first-place winners, one from each show, earn a prize of $5,000. In addition, $1,000 and $500 in scholarship money is awarded to second and third place contestants in each half-hour episode.
The competition includes 12 students, accompanied by their coaches, from across the nation attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Rust College will be represented by Mr. Noah Moore, a junior from Jackson, Mississippi.
Viewers will have to tune-in each week to find out who took home top honors when the series of four shows airs in syndication in various markets around the country from January 26, 2013 - March 3, 2013. For local airdate information, please visit www.blackcollegequiz.com where the most recent list of airdates will be posted as they become available. Viewers can also consult local TV listings to get programming information for their area.
* * *
Rust College is a historically black, co-educational, senior liberal arts college founded in 1866 by the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The College is related to the United Methodist Church, and is dedicated to serving students with a variety of academic preparations, through instruction in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural science, business, technology, and education. Rust College provides an opportunity for education to all, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or ethnic background.