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April 28, 2004

Academic Bowl Champs

From: Gallaudet - Apr 28, 2004

For Immediate Release
April 28, 2004
Contact: Mike Kaika, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 202-651-5050

Colorado School National Academic Bowl Champs

Washington, DC—Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) defeated John Hersey High School (Arlington Heights, Ill.) to win the 8th Annual National High School Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, April 26 in the Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center. Andrew Ek of CSDB also won the Outstanding Player Award.

Third place went to University High School (Irvine, Ca.) who defeated Florida School for the Deaf. Jonesboro High School ( Jonesboro,Ga.) won the Sportsmanship Award.

A total of 10 schools competed in the National competition out of 74 schools nationwide. Regional competitions were held in the spring and the top two winners from each of the five regions came to Gallaudet April 23-26.

The Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students is sponsored by Gallaudet University, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, MCI IP-Relay and Sprint. The purpose of the Academic Bowl is to foster the pursuit of academic excellence; promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship; and to encourage social opportunities for collegiality among students.

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