A team of students from Cameron University will demonstrate their knowledge and compete for $200,000 in scholarship awards when they participate in the current season of “Mind Games,” an Oklahoma academic challenge produced by KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City. Cameron’s team, consisting of Jacob Jardel, Matthew Hughes, Brent Chappell, Dalton Matthews and Rachel McLain, will face off against students from Seminole State College on Wednesday, March 14 at 8 p.m.
Jardel is a junior psychology major from Agana Heights, Guam; Hughes is a sophomore art major from Ravenna, Neb.; Fletcher native Chappell is a junior majoring in mathematics and physics; Matthews is a sophomore majoring in international languages from Elgin; and McLain of Baytown, Texas, is a senior majoring in English education. All are members of Cameron’s Honors Program.
Lani Malcolm, Academic Services Coordinator, is coaching the team and helping them to prepare for the competition.
The winner of the Cameron/Seminole State competition will move on to face either Southwestern Oklahoma State University or Connors State College in a quarter-final match-up.
“Mind Games” brings together teams of students from Oklahoma colleges and universities to compete in a weekly battle of the brains. The program began airing on KSBI 52 last fall. The team that won the fall competition will compete against the team winning the spring competition for the title Grand Champion and honor of being the smartest school of the year.
All teams receive scholarship awards either as a consolation prize or as the week’s winning team. Teams are comprised of three players and up to three alternates who may be substituted in during the games.
The KSBI "Mind Games" utilizes the toss-up/bonus format. Questions are formatted from all topics of collegiate knowledge. The bulk of the questions come from the areas of science, history and literature. Fine arts and humanities will be the next emphasis area followed by geography, current events and pop culture.
March 7, 2012