JCJC hosts 2011 High School Scholars' Bowl Tournament

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

ELLISVILLE, (WDAM) - At Jones County Junior College Tuesday, seventeen teams of high school students competed for the champion title of the 2011 Scholars' Bowl Tournament.

The bowl was held at the college's Advanced Technology Center and included questions from a variety of subject areas like math, science, popular culture and history. Teams competed and moved up the ranks each time they won a round of questions.

At stake in the competition are lots of desirable prizes for high school seniors on the top two teams. They include cash rewards and scholarships to JCJC, in addition to any other scholarships students may have received to the college.

Some of the students participating in the Scholars' Bowl talked about what they do to prepare for the intense day of competition. Wade Underwood was a standout on the Mize High School team.

According to Underwood, "We study a little, eat a good breakfast, make sure we have a lot of caffeine, go to sleep early but that's about it."

As for the winners of the competition, West Jones High School secured the top title for the seventh year in a row while Laurel Christian School placed second.

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