Cheyney quiz team earns $25K grant

THORNBURY TWP. A team from Cheyney University placed second Monday in a national quiz competition for historically black colleges and universities.

Students Holland Culbreath, Meredith Morrison, Josh Hughes, and Richard E. Coleman III won a $25,000 grant for the school as runners-up in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge in Torrance, Calif.

The Cheyney team lost in the finals to students from Prairie View A&M University in Texas, who won a $50,000 grant. Prairie View won two of three games in the final match.

The game-show-style contest featured 48 teams from schools from around the nation. Students answered questions on topics including history, science, sports, and the arts. The Cheyney team is coached by Hazel Spears, an assistant professor of psychology who recently competed on the game show Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

- Kristin Holmes