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August 31, 2005

Schools Prepare to Host Regional Academic Bowl Competitions

From: Gallaudet - Aug 31, 2005

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Schools Prepare to Host Regional Academic Bowl Competitions

(Washington) Regional competitions for the 10th annual National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students will begin early next year, with the top two teams from each region squaring off in the finals April 22-25 at Gallaudet University.

Conceived in 1997, the National Academic Bowl is sponsored by Gallaudet University. 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.

The five regional competitions include the following:
Southeast Region (Feb. 16-19, 2006)
Mississippi School for the Deaf
Jackson, Miss.
States include:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Midwest Region (Feb 23-26, 2006)
Lahser High School
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
States include:
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin

West Region (March 2-5, 2006)
New Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, N.M.
States include:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Northeast Region (March 16-19, 2006)
Manchester Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Manchester Memorial High School
Manchester, N.H.
States include:
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Mid-Atlantic Region (March 30- April 2, 2006)
Virginia School for the Deaf
Staunton, Va.
States include:
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

National Academic Bowl
April 22-25, 2006
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

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.