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The Nordson Academic Challenge is back!

We are proud to announce that the 55th season of the Nordson-Academic Challenge will be back for the 2024 season beginning Jan. 6, 2024.

News 5's 6 & 11 p.m. anchor, Rob Powers, returns to host the show's 55th season which will be featuring 60 teams from area high schools. 


Our title sponsor, the Nordson Corporation, was founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio. There are operations and support offices in more than 35 countries around the world. Nordson is a global manufacturing company of different products used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, and other materials. 

The Nordson Corporation has a long and proud history of giving back to the communities where they live and work. As Nordson grows, they continue to positively impact more and more people each year through volunteering, donations, scholarships and more! The Nordson Corporation Foundation has awarded more than $60 million in grants to improve the quality of life in their community, placing a special focus on causes related to education. 

Thank you, Nordson, for your support and for making the 55th Season of Academic Challenge possible! 

Episodes, Schedule and Results:

Academic Challenge airs at 11:30 a.m. every Saturday, beginning Jan. 6, 2024, with the exciting championship finale airing on May 25. 

See the complete schedule, which schools will be appearing, and up-to-date results here.


Find links to the websites of the schools competing in Academic Challenge for more information about them here.

Ways to watch:

In addition to watching Academic Challenge on TV and here on the Academic Challenge page, you can also catch the show on Roku, Amazon Fire and other streaming devices. Each week's episode will also appear in a playlist below.

Results and episodes from the 2023 season:

See the results and each episode from the last season of Academic Challenge here.

Results and episodes from the 2022 season:

See the weekly results and each episode from the 2021-2022 season of Academic Challenge here.