HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (January 31, 2013) — The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) Honors Program will host the 2013 Alabama Scholastic Competition Association (ASCA) District High School Scholars Bowl on Friday, February 8.
The competition begins at 8 a.m., in the Chan Auditorium of the Business Administration Building. More than 10 high school teams composed of ninth through 12th grade students from North Alabama have signed up to compete in the scholastic competition. The purpose of the annual contest is to encourage high school students to compete academically with other schools in the state.
The ASCA Scholars’ Bowl is a jeopardy-like game that is comprised of five rounds, that challenges students’ memory and knowledge in the subjects of science, mathematics, history, arts, culture, geography and literature. When the ASCA moderator asks the questions, an individual student representing the school team must “buzz-in” to answer. Competing teams receive points for each correct answer, and the student group with the most points wins the round.
“Students participating in the Scholars’ Bowl spend the fall semester preparing for competitions, and then begin competing in January in local high school competitions. The competition hosted at UAHuntsville is a district contest and the winners move on to regional, and state competitions,” said Beth Wilson, UAHuntsville Honors Program coordinator. The ASCA High School Regional Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 2; and the State Tournament will be held on Friday, April 12 at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham.
Below is a current list of high schools participating in the UAHuntsville District Scholars’ Bowl Competition:
- Albertville High School
- Bob Jones High School
- Brindlee Mountain High School
- Buckhorn High School
- Covenant Christian Academy
- Grissom High School
- Hazel Green High School
- Huntsville High School
- James Clemens High School
- Lee High School
- Randolph School
- Sparkman High School
For more information, please call 256.824.6450 or email Bethany.Wilson@uah.edu.