Academic Challenge


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In 2016, Academic Challenge welcomed their new host Hakem Dermish. Tune in to watch your favorite bright young minds from Northeast Ohio high schools compete on this award-winning televised quiz show.

Since its return to NewsChannel 5 in 2003 with the support of Westfield Insurance as title sponsor, Academic Challenge has been honored with twelve Emmy® Awards and named Best Regularly Scheduled Children/Youth Program by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Lower Great Lakes chapter.

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