Touchstone Energy co-ops support ongoing PBS “Matchwits” competition

Tri-State staff captured this photo at the videotaping of the “Matchwits” program last fall in Pueblo.

Tri-State staff captured this photo at the videotaping of the “Matchwits” program last fall in Pueblo.

Teams of high school students from across Colorado are in their second month of a four-month, weekly half-hour airing of the “Matchwits” competition on PBS television that is being sponsored in part by Tri-State and many of its Touchstone Energy co-ops based in Centennial State. The program can be seen on your local Rocky Mountain PBS channel at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Students representing 16 high schools from across Colorado converged in Pueblo last November for a three-day, single-elimination tournament that was recorded at the Rocky Mountain PBS studios on the campus of Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Questions in the televised tournament are in the categories of English, history, geography, science, current events, math and more.

Along with directly supporting youth and education with a statewide impact, Colorado’s Touchstone Energy co-ops are receiving a significant amount of on-air, online and in-person exposure and recognition through their group competition.

This is the 29th straight year Colorado’s public television network has organized and held the high school academic quiz show, but this year marks the first time that the program was opened up to schools throughout the entire state, as opposed to only those in southern Colorado. The program runs through mid-April. Click here to learn more about the “Matchwits” program on the PBS Web site.

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