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April 27, 2005

Maryland team captures National Academic Bowl title

From: Gallaudet - Apr 27, 2005

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is the 2005 champion of the ninth annual National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.

The team bested Seattle-based Roosevelt High School (RHS) in the championship match by a score of 66-49. MSD finished the competition with an 8-2 record.

The two-day competition, held April 24-25 at Gallaudet University, brings together high school students from across the nation to test their mettle in various academic subjects.

In the third-place match, Mountain Lakes (N.J.) High School upended John Hersey (Ill.) High School by a score of 51-44. The Alabama School for the Deaf won the Sportsmanship Award, and Tyler DeShaw from RHS was named the tournament's outstanding player.

Conceived in 1997, the National Academic Bowl is sponsored by Gallaudet University, with support from 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 high school students.

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