They've been kicking it around since fall 2006. It will NOT be a
last-man-standing bee. It's going to be a relay, with teams made up from the
There will be 4 all-star teams. Members of the teams get a t-shirt. The
teams answer 9 questions, and the team with the fewest right answers gets
eliminated each round. Winning team gets another t-shirt. Questions will not
include music, math, and art.
Teams will be arranged geographically... sort of... they do address the idea
of "powerhouse" teams, so look for a bit of a jumble, in the spirit of fun.
The other idea floated was random team assignment.
The audience will not see the questions as they're being worked on, but will
be encouraged to cheer. It also gives something fun to do while they handle
Texas plans to add this in 2009. Any other states considering this? Any
regions within states considering this?