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Area High School Students Participate in Academic Challenge

Release Date: 1/18/2007

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CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Community Relations Coordinator/ Web Editor
410-386-8153

Area High School Students Participate in Carroll Academic Challenge
Academic Competition Held at Carroll Community College

-For the fourth year in a row, Carroll Community College and Carroll County Public Schools will sponsor the Carroll Academic Challenge. The day-long event will be held on Saturday, March 10 starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Theater in the Scott Center.

The Carroll Academic Challenge is a friendly competition between students from high schools in Carroll County. Each of the public high schools in the county selects a team of students to represent each school.

"The event provides motivation for high school students to celebrate academics and rewards them for their outstanding efforts," said Bill Warburton, who produces the event each year along with a committee of public school representatives and college staff and faculty.

Students on each high school team are given questions derived from the academic disciplines of science, math, literature, and history, among others. Students receive points for correct answers that are totaled at the end of the day to determine the winning high school. During the competition, a team of independent judges monitors rules and addresses any disputes that may arise. Teams practice with hypothetical questions for months in advance with the assistance of coaches from their schools.

Dwight Dingle of WTTR radio serves as the moderator, who presents questions to the students during the competition. A supportive audience fills the college theater to experience the intrigue and suspense that culminate in a grand prize winner.

For more information about the Carroll Academic Challenge, contact Bill Warburton at 410-386-8464.

Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Rd., in Westminster, Md.

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