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March 1, 2005

RELEASE: Academic Bowl crowns Southeast Regional champs

From: Gallaudet - Mar 1, 2005

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Academic Bowl crowns Southeast Regional champs
Alabama team takes home title, ensures trip to nation's capital

(WASHINGTON) A team from Talladega, Ala., has claimed the top spot at the Southeast Regional of the ninth annual National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.

With a first-place finish, the Alabama School for the Deaf has earned a trip to the national finals, taking place April 23-26 at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The Southeast Regional took place Feb. 24-27 at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind in Spartanburg, S.C.

Joining them at Gallaudet will be the second-place team from South Plantation High School in Plantation, Fla.

Other awards include:
Sportsmanship Awards
Buff Pool - Louisiana School for the Deaf, Baton Rouge, La.
Blue Pool - Pinellas County Academic Bowl Team, Pinellas Park, Fla.

Outstanding Players
Buff Pool - Gabe Campbell, North Carolina School for the Deaf, Morganton, N.C.
Blue Pool - Jennifer Bellemore, Pinellas County Academic Bowl Team, Pinellas Park, Fla.

Conceived in 1997, the National Academic Bowl is sponsored by Gallaudet University, J.W.Marriott, Sorenson VRS and Verizon. The purpose is to foster the pursuit of academic excellence; promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship; and encourage social opportunities for collegiality among students.

For more information about the High School Academic Bowl, check the website:

About Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The University enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people. In addition, the University's Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children at its two demonstration schools and throughout the nation by developing, implementing, and disseminating innovative educational strategies. Gallaudet is located in Washington, DC.