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April 24, 2006

High school teams vie for national title

From: Gallaudet - Apr 24, 2006

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High school teams vie for national title
 
Gallaudet hosts the 10th annual National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students.

 
EVENT:          Finals, the 10th annual National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students

 
DATE:          April 24, 2006
 

TIME:            7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Third Place Match

8 p.m. - 9 p.m., Championship Match
 

LOCATION: Gallaudet University

Swindells Auditorium
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002


NOTE: Gallaudet University presents the 10th annual National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students, taking place April 22-25 in Washington, DC.

The event, celebrating a decade of spirited competition, brings together the best and brightest minds from around the country. Regional competitions were held across the nation, and the two top teams earned a spot in the finals.

An added wrinkle to this year’s competition is the inclusion of at-large teams on the regional level in two of the five regions. This will allow teams on waiting lists in their own regions to travel to other regions to compete. According to organizers, adding at-large teams ensures that the country’s best and brightest deaf and hard of hearing students have an opportunity to compete.

The National Academic Bowl is sponsored by Gallaudet University and its five regional centers around the country. This year’s national sponsors are the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Sorenson Video Relay Service and Verizon.

Since its inception in 1997, the National Academic Bowl’s purpose has been to foster the pursuit of academic excellence, promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship, and encourage social opportunities for collegiality among students.

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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.