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Cooper City High School Wins the 2015 School Duel Championship

Friday, June 05, 2015
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) congratulates Cooper City High School for winning the 2015 School Duel Championship.  School Duel is South Florida's premier, locally produced, academic-based television quiz show.  The competition is designed to reward and showcase intellectual talent among local high schools, as well as serve as a positive educational tool for students.
This is Cooper City High’s first School Duel championship.  The team won top honors after defeating Miami Dade's Ransom Everglades School in the final round.  Cooper City High’s team consisted of Joseph Torres (11th grade), Benjamin Goldstein (10th grade), Blane Silverman (11th grade), Juel Johnson (11th grade) and Adam Schlomi (11th grade).  The team’s school advisor was David Schultz. 
This season, each of the players on the winning team received $1,000 from Chick-fil-A and BrightStar Credit Union, a championship trophy from EDCO Awards and Specialties, gift certificates and much more.
The 2015 season of School Duel was also supported by the following sponsors: McFatter Technical School, Museum of Discovery & Science, International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Flashback Diner, Elettro Apps and Schakolad Chocolate Factory.
For more information on School Duel, contact Noel Hyatt, Public Relations & Fund Development, BECON-TV, at 754-321-1121.
BECON-TV (WBEC TV) is a nonprofit, noncommercial television station owned by the School Board of Broward County. BECON reaches homes throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties on Comcast and Advanced Cable (channel 19), DirecTV, DISH Network and AT&T U-Verse (channel 63).   For more information on School Duel, visit www.schoolduel.tv or call 1-877-TV-BECON. For more information on BECON-TV, visit www.becon.tv). You can become a fan of BECON-TV and School Duel on Facebook, watch BECON-TV and School Duel on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.
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