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April 5, 2005

RELEASE: Teams set for 2005 National Academic Bowl

From: Gallaudet - Apr 5, 2005

Teams set for 2005 National Academic Bowl
Gallaudet University hosts annual event

WASHINGTON – Newcomers will test their skills against grizzled veterans in this year’s National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.

The ninth edition of the scholastic event will take April 23-26 at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

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.

This year’s field is a mixture of returning teams and finalist neophytes. All are aiming for the coveted title of Academic Bowl champion.

Roosevelt High School, Seattle
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2004 National Champions

Alabama School for the Deaf, Talladega, Ala.
South Plantation High School, Plantation, Fla.

John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis

Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, Md.
Mountain Lakes High School, Mountain Lakes, N.J.

Monroe #1 BOCES, Rochester, N.Y.
The Learning Center for Deaf Children, Framingham, Mass.

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

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.