Posted 5 months ago
By John Axtell
The 54th annual Chadron State College Scholastic Contest is tomorrow with about 50 high schools from three states and more than 1,200 students registered.
Last year’s Scholastic Contest drew 49 schools, down one from 2012, and 1,154 students, 273 fewer than the year before
Each senior winning in one of the roughly 40 events receives a Scholastic Achievement Award for in-state tuition at CSC next school year.
Medals will be awarded to the top three places in each test with Certificates of Merit for those finishing in the top 25%. A plaque will be presented to the top school of each of 5 divisions based on enrollment. Last year, Rapid City Stevens took Division 1 honors for the 6th straight time.
There will be a lot of activities for the students between events tomorrow, some of which are competitions themselves. One of the most popular is the Eagle Cook-Off at 11:15 a.m. in the Burkhiser foods lab. As the major hands-on event, it draws a crowd of spectators.
CSC professor Dr Wendy Jamison is once again organizing a “Human G-nome” trivia scavenger hunt between the Student Center and Crites Hall, the CSC football team holds practice at 10:00, and there will be an interactive trailer with multiple electronic game stations.
There will also be horse-drawn wagon rides, games in the Nelson Physical Activity Center, putt-putt golf and an information technology quiz in the Reta King Library, ping-pong, pool, and board games.
The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, Memorial Hall, Math and Science building, and Burkhiser all have special exhibits and a blood splatter and forensic exhibit will be open on the third floor of Old Admin from 11:00-2:00
Results of the Scholastic Contest will be posted on the Chadron State website at csc.edu/scholastic/.