by: Jacob Womble
Lee County High School students got the opportunity to test their knowledge against other high school students on the television show ‘Brain Game’ presented by WRAL.
Four students, Gillian Garrison, Ryan Gregory, Charlie Jester and Nathan Jones were chosen to battle in the brain game for WRAL. They came in second place out of three schools. The schools that they were battling against included Southern Lee and East Chapel Hill. East Chapel Hill, the winners of the tournament of champions in the spring, came in first and SLHS finished in third place.
Stephen Roman and Katie Brown encouraged all four students to participate in the competition.
“It was really cool,” Jester said. “We got there and went into very nice rooms. We were supplied with anything we needed.”
“I felt pretty nervous, but it was a good experience,” Gregory added.
Gregory explained how the training was like for these games, saying “the training mostly was Geography because we did not have much time prior, a few meetings were held before to make sure we were ready.”
While the students did not win, the experience was something both said they will not forget. The competition aired on WRAL on Nov. 26. The episode will be available to stream online in the coming days.