Academic Competitions in Child’s Development

We all know academic competitions plays a vital role in the development of child mind and their learning process and this is why many reputed schools and collages host such competitions every year.

A good academic competition among various institutions promotes other vital things such as donations, prestige and even research grants. Academic competitions have actually been the motivational force behind better facilities of the school, improved sports equipments and campus services.

History tells us, it is proven that the most competitive schools and collages always promote higher education and with these good efforts, they are awarded the best grants and many other benefits. This makes the quality education even better and students have the access to the best curriculum and programs.

Undoubtedly, competition and education has been in the middle of human existence since the immemorial and these 2 elements went hand in hand when it comes to the human development and social interaction. Education is the key in transmitting skills, culture and beliefs, and academic competitions are probably the best way to do that.

Competitions gave birth to a lot of great people in history. Compactions and education are inter-related as both of them aim to promote better development of child. What students learn can be tested through the academic competitions; in fact, it is the easiest way to pinpoint one’s strength and flaws.

Other forms of academic competitions can boost confidence and morale of the students. Students always try to put their best in the competitions. When it comes to the educational system, academic competitions have so many things to offer. It gauges the amount of knowledge that one derived from attending educational curriculum programs.

Quiz Bowl Team Won in the Competition at Drew Central

At this moment, basketball season is going to start and soccer programs are also emerging. So it’s very easy to forget that there are various organizations and clubs who also compete for prices and glory. One of such organization is HHS Quiz Bowl team that has fired up its season, obviously with a tremendous victory. The event took place at Drew Central Invitation on Saturday, January 26.

The team members were Ben Ford, Scott Borgognoni, Dillon Reed, Sophomore Tyler Maxwell and Junior Chris Mondragon. Drew Grubbs served as scorekeeper. Sponsors Eddie Tucker and Brenda Wayne have been expecting great results from the tournament because the team members hard work in the practices.

The tournament began at the morning with teams playing 3 round robin games to determine their seed in the elimination rounds. Hamburg was scheduled to play Warren, Drew Central and Malvern for their morning games. Hamburg started with a great victory over Malvern with a core of 410 – 160. Next game with Warren was more competitive and Hamburg earned a victory with a score of 295 – 160. Third game was very tough with the host Drew Central, and this time, the host had a victory with a score 250 – 215.

After the intermission, the tournament began with the elimination round. Hamburg played against Munmelle’s Academic plus and bounced back with a great victory. Next game was placed against Drew Central that defeated Hamburg in the morning. But at the afternoon, Hamburg crashed Drew Central and the victory put them in the final round of the tournament.

The final was between two old rivals: Hamburg and Bauxite. Bauxite defeated Hamburg in the same tournament in the last year. First half wasn’t easy, but Humber fought hard and had a tremendous victory after the second half with the final score 310 – 240.

President in a Meeting with Academic Competitions Winner

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan has met with the winners of academic competition and the participants in the intellectual contest. Competitors from all over the regions of Akorda and the winner of the contest joined in the meeting with the president of the state. The president encouraged the participants to get involved in more and more intellectual contests and increase their knowledge. He also shared his intention on representing his future vision about the state in a book.

The president emphasizes on the youngsters in changing the future condition of the state. Young age is the perfect time to decide and choose exact carrier. He encourages the students to think about the future days and get ready to participate in the war of betterment. Today’s youngsters will lead the country in future. It is their duty to think about the betterment and improvement of the country.

Participants from various institutions shared their future plans and expressed their feelings with Nazarbayev. Not more than 20 years ago livelihood in Kazakhstan was very difficult. Unstable political and economical condition made the country one of the most unstable countries of the country.

After becoming president Nazarbayev played most important role in Kazakhstan’s independence. Because of him, the country is now stable and improving day by day. Now the citizen can think about their future and work hard to improve their condition. He put great importance in education and for developing knowledge and participation in intellectual contests he’s always ready to support.

To live a normal live you’ve to enjoy yourself with sports, music and books. The president promised to provide all types of support in such contests so the youngsters from Kazakhstan, can now have better scope of reading and participating in various contests.

Savannah Art Academy Got the ticket to Compete in Global Quiz Bowl Competition

Savannah Arts Academy Quiz Bowl team participated in the Knowledge Master Open 200 and placed 39th out of 551 schools from all over the world. Among the four Georgian quiz bowl teams participated in the competition, Art Academy placed third. Walton High and Duluth High Schools scored first and two consistently among the four teams. The top two Academies from Georgia consist of more than 2000 students.

This tournament was the entry opportunity for the global competition. Usually quiz bowl tournament is organized face to face but this particular tournament was an exception. In the Knowledge Master Tournament participants were given a CD of timed questions that had to be answered on computers.

The results given to the computer by the participants then were compiled and after examined the officials have declared the rankings of the institutions based on their performance at the competition. Savannah Art Academy team with an amazing performance scored 39th position.

Just take a look back on Savannah Art Academy. There was no quiz bowl team in this institution just four years ago. The board of directors appointed Del Scott then but there was none who took part in the quiz bowl game. But they had one thing, a will to go. There were many interested students who were willing to give it a try. The effective care of coach and hard work of the students have made the whole thing possible.

In September the Academy organized a try-out for the interested students. They students were given 50 questions. That’s the start and they never had to look back. In November they visited Bleckley High School in Cochrane, competed there and ranked second among 30 Georgian schools.

Need a Change of Policy for Academic Competitions

Students who are good in extracurricular activities might soon see the same backing up in the field of athletics. The Richmond school district is setting the example and sent a report the Board of Education with a request for funding students in the potential area where they are able to perform. The report seeks to combine the two policies regarding funding for academics and funding for athletics.

For interscholastic athletic competitions there is budget in Richmond but for provincial academic competitions there is no budget. Students who qualify this competition get nothing compared to interscholastic athletic competitions. Grace Tsang, trustee of Richmond School wrote these facts on his report to Board of Education. As a result of it, the district allow to have a common policy to favor both activities equally and create a standardize process to nourish the potential.

This idea of equality was brought to the committee’s attention by Cambie secondary’s robotic design program. Last year, three teams qualified for the World Robotics Competition in Orlando, Florida. Therefore they had to make a trip to the venue in Orlando but the district was unable to fund them with sufficient money.

The proposal of funding the academic competitions is only for a policy change, so there is no demand of a raise. For instance, current funding model for athletics covers accommodation, registration and travel costs as items eligible for reimbursement. But the new policy will only cover registration and teacher replacement costs. That means those participating in athletic competitions could see a minor decrease in funding, while those in academic contests will receive money they hadn’t seen before.

Tsang hopes this proposal will come with benefits. Extracurricular funding can help students enormously, it will meet their basic needs and they find ways follow other aspect of life.

Quiz Bowl: Benefits all around

Quiz Bowl is played by the students enrolled in school and colleges. Now-a-days, there’s hardly any person who doesn’t know about this game. In short, it’s a game of answering questions where the student can get benefited in various ways. They need to study in different subjects and it helped them by increasing study and memorizing skills and expanding their skills through creative works. This is the main reason for almost all well reputed schools and colleges arrange this sort of programs in a regular basis.

Quiz bowl is an exciting game also this game is mater of learning. Learning about something new is a real fun. So you can see the knowledge of the students increases tremendously because they have to be at the process of learning.

Quiz bowl develops listening skills as some clues may be missed if some don’t listen properly. So all the players carefully listen through the entire game, as a result they become attentive and good listeners.

Students who love to being challenged, this highly competitive game is real fun. Not everyone in your campus plays football, baseball or basket ball but with this game everyone can have the real taste of competition.

The ability of faster thinking is a great essential to be succeeded in professional life. Quiz bowl is a game of quick thinking. The player must be quick in thinking of innovative stuffs while playing the game and therefore, their ability increases tremendously.

Quiz game feedback is immediate, real-time and visceral. There is no need to wait where other academic competitions need the students to be participated in a test and then they have to wait to get the results.

The students need to have an excellent balanced team in order to do well in the quiz game which teaches them to be united. They learn about the importance of good team work.

South Pasadena High School Preparing for this year’s Academic Decathlon

Students can demonstrate their proficiency and knowledge level through academic competitions. It’s a typical way to challenge student’s learning and memorizing skill in academic subjects. South Pasadena High School will form a team to compete n the Academic Decathlon in this year under new Social Studies and English teacher Mr. Oliver Valcorza. Students will have to compete in ten events against other school’s team.

Every year students across the nation compete in this knowledge based team contest. In Academic Decathlon each team consists of nine students and divided into three sub groups. Each group is formed with three students based on their academic results.

To compete in Honors category students have to come with a 3.75-4.0 GPA, for Scholastic category 3.0-3.74 and for Varsity category 0.0-2.99. From numerous students nine will be chosen to team up through interviews, performances at county scrimmages, essays and teachers recommendation. Everyone is welcome in the research crew and after passing several tests final nine students will be chosen for the competition.

The main aim of the research crew is to find out the committed and motivated students who will work hard to achieve the goal as a team. The hard working and motivated but less talented student will get priority than a talented lazy one.

The whole school is preparing for the competition. Practice will start soon and it will be focused on the ten topics. The ten categories include art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, math, music, science, social science, and speech.

From this competition several teams will qualify in the state championship. South Pasadena High School administration is expecting to show their talent in here and qualify in the state championship. Interested students are practicing with topics related videos and lectures.

Wolsey-Wessington FFA is 2012 “Team Up to Safety”

There’s hardly any person who hasn’t heard about the Quiz Bowl competition. In this game of answering questions students get benefited by extracurricular study and be able to update memorizing skills and expanding their skills through creative works. In almost every university or college campus organizes quiz bowl competition.

Just a few days back to promote safety and applying them in practice South Dakota Farmers Union have organized a quiz bowl competition entitled as “Team Up to Safety”. The FFA Chapter from Wolsey-Wessington High has been crowned the championship for second successive year in this competition and got the title “Team Up to Safety”.

The final was held at Mitchell during the Dakotafest Farm Show. FFA Chapter from Wolsey-Wessington and FFA team from Lyman participated in the title battle. FFA Chapter from Wolsey-Wessington won in the finals in 200-150. In 2011, Wolsey-Wessington’s FFA chapter won the finals over the FFA team from Tri-Valley High School.

Tyler Sprecher, Jabe Miedema, Ryne Johnson and Brandon Bergquist were in the FFA Chapter from Wolsey-Wessington. Lyman was in the No. 1 overall team in this competition but they lost in final. Wolsey-Wessington defeated the FFA chapter from Brookings in the semifinal round at Dakotafest by a score of 170-150.

Four person teams from different FFA chapters across the state competed in this answering questions competition. Mitch Fargen, South Dakota Farmers Union Rural Development Director said “We’re so proud of all four of the teams that competed in the finals,” He also mentioned, “We hope these young people learned a few things that will help them stay safe on the farm or ranch. Farmers Union is focused on educating our young people, and this quiz bowl fits right into our mission as an organization.”

Some Great Advices for Getting Admitted into a College

For most of the junior level students, it’s a common question that how to get accepted into a good college. Competition is now high in the education system so it has become pretty difficult to get accepted into a college; however, here are some tips for you.

Find out the colleges that suit you:
At first, you need to do some research yourself to find out what college you wish to attend. You should consider your options to figure this out. Do you want to far away from you home? Do you want to live at your campus? Or perhaps, you want to stay close to your home. Consider all of the options. In order to make decision, feel free to discuss with your parents, friends, teachers and school counselors.

Create a list of the colleges you are interested at:
Once you have done with the above, create a short list of colleges and visit their websites to learn some certain things. Find out their admission requirements, whether it allows online application or not, application fees and deadline. And finally choose the best college for you based on that information.

Does the college have a virtual campus?
Check it the college has virtual campus. If it has, then you can take a virtual tour of the college campus virtually so that you can get a great overall idea about the college. Most of the virtual college campus tours allow you to see even the dining areas.

Time to fill out the applications:
Once you have decided which college you want to apply, check if they offer online application. If they do not, visit their website and print the hard copy of the application. Remember you will be competing with thousands of brilliant students. Here are some customized tips that you should keep in mind while filling out the form:

• Handwriting should be legible and the form should not contain any misspelled word.
• Before you mail the application, get reviewed your application from someone else.
• Pay a close attention at the application due dates because this will help you to avoid rush.
• And finally before submitting, check again to makes that you have put all the requested information into the application form.

Quiz Bowl: Origin to Today

Quiz bowl, a game of questions and answers on all topic of human knowledge. Usually two teams play this game; each team contains four or five players. There’re a moderator and a buzzer system. Moderator reads the question loud and the team first plays the buzzer get the scope to answer the question. If the answer is correct then points get add. The team scores highest wins the game. Currently it’s the most widely played games in various educational institutions. Quiz Bowl is also acquainted as Academic League, Academic Challenge, Academic Bowl, Battle of Brains etc.

In 1953, quiz bowl competition starting to get its popularity when it was issued on radio in United States. From 1959 to 1970 quiz bowl competition was issued as TV show. But, somehow spectators lots attraction in it. College Campus Bowl Company Inc. (CBCI) revived the format in 1977 and they organized numerous competitions till 2008. Today’s, most of the college level competitions are organized by Academic Competition Federation or National Academic Quiz Tournaments. Academic Competition Federation (ACF) was formed in September 1990 and National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) in 1996.

From the very beginning, quiz bowl competition is running successfully among various institutions. In 21st August, final of ‘Team Up to Safety’ will take place in Mitchell organized by South Dakota Farmers Union. Students from Lennox, Wolsey-Wessington, Brookings, and Lyman high schools will participate in this final. Each team will be in single elimination format. Final will be held in South Dakota State University tent from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm local time.

Competition winner will be awarded in cash from South Dakota Farmers Union. This competition was aimed to think the young minds about safety when they’re working on a farm or ranch. Everyone will be benefited by the safety issues asked in this competition, if they remember it in practice.