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Aselage comes home a champion

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Matthew Aselage
A weekend trip to Los Angeles has made Northview High School soon-to-be senior Matthew Aselage somewhat of a celebrity.

Aselage recently flew to Los Angeles to take part in the Channel One News Pop Quiz. He had entered his name into the Pop Quiz Challenge through Channel One -- an online news network geared for teenagers nationwide.

He was one of three students from Indiana selected to travel to Los Angeles to compete in the challenge.

And his team won.

On Tuesday, Aselage informed students of the victory via Northview Television (NTV). NTV airs every morning at the school before Channel One News.

Channel One News did not air the clip of the game until 7 a.m., Wednesday. However, they did air a preview of it Tuesday morning.

Teachers had to report to the school Wednesday and were able to watch the entire challenge.

The quiz challenge was filmed Saturday, May 19, at Providence High School in Burbank, Calif.

The four teams, which competed in the challenge, had to provide answers to eight questions.

The questions were current event-related.

"I knew all of them," Aselage said, adding the team elected to answer the questions via majority rules.

Each question was worth a specific amount of points and the team with the most points in the end won the competition.

Teams were able to bet an amount of money they had accrued during the first seven questions for the final question.

"We could have gotten 100 more points, but we didn't bet all our points," Aselage said. "But we got every question right. We set a record. I asked them in the green room and they sad that had never been done before."

Aselage's team finished with 4,100 points to win the competition. He had teamed up with students from Fresno, Calif., and Colorado Springs, Colo. The team was named BunHeads after a television show on ABC's Family Channel.

The teams were made up of three high school students. The team captain was from each individual television show.

Aselage flew to Los Angeles Friday, May 18.

The students who took part immediately went bowling with Channel One representatives.

After filming the quiz show, Aselage said the students were able to do some sightseeing.

"I liked LA," Aselage said. "I really liked Universal City Walk."

Each student from the winning team received $500 for their education as well as a plaque.

Aselage donated the plaque to Northview. In addition, he donated $50 to the Northview Media Center and placed the rest of the money in a savings account for college.

He said he plans to attend Indiana State University and is interested in business.

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That is so cool. Congratulations, Matthew!

-- Posted by My Dime on Wed, May 23, 2012, at 9:20 PM

Congratulations Matthew....way to go!!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, May 29, 2012, at 5:02 PM

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