Regional competitions for the 11th 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 26-29 at Gallaudet.
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.
Gallaudet alumni can "hit two birds with one stone" by attending one of the regional competitions for the 2008 National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. The regional bowls offer both exciting mental competitions among the best and brightest deaf and hard of hearing high schoolers AND an opportunity to meet alumni and friends after the competitions at Gallaudet Clubs. The Gallaudet Club is an event that the GUAA chapters and the home office occasionally co-host. It is an informal gathering and provides a great opportunity to catch up with other alumni and learn what is happening at Gallaudet. A Gallaudet Club event is planned for each region. Further details will be posted on the website and in a future e-newsletter issue.
The five regional competitions are:
Southeast Region (Feb. 14-17, 2008)
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Midwest Region (Feb. 21-24, 2008)
Indiana School for the Deaf
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin
West Region (Feb. 28-March 2, 2008)
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO.
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Mid-Atlantic Region (March 6-March 9, 2008)
West Virginia School for the Deaf
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Northeast Region (March 27-30, 2008)
Austine School for the Deaf
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
National Academic Bowl
April 26-29, 2008
For more information, go to the Academic Bowl website.
Posted: 18 Dec 2007