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Mount Union College-Alliance Kiwanis Club Academic Challenge Competition Scheduled for March 13

March 7, 2005

The 27th Annual Mount Union College-Alliance Kiwanis Club Academic Challenge Competition will take place Sunday, March 13 at Mount Union Theatre at 2:30 p.m.

 

The 27th Annual Mount Union College-Alliance Kiwanis Club Academic Challenge Competition will take place Sunday, March 13 at Mount Union Theatre at 2:30 p.m.

Students from nine area schools will compete for the trophy. The 2004 defending champion is Hoover High School, represented this year by Matt Andrews, Samantha Simpson, Kaley Smitley, Adele Vergis and Michael Wiley, and accompanied by coach Deborah Wiley.

Representing Alliance High School will be team members Andrew Eibel, Steven Farley, Andrew Hyde, Marissa Hyde, Alexa Roggenkamp and Todd Ruggles, and coach James Ballor.

Marlington High School's team includes Zachary Barker, J.D. Gantz, Brian Hendricks, Abby Hurley and James Ochsendorf, with Phil Burnell serving as coach.

Minerva High School's team members are Laura Bauman, Keith Burns, Joseph Sabella, Patrick Stanton and Rachel Wagner, with coach Lisa Vaccaro.

Salem High School will be represented by Michelle Bush, Andy Clutter, Nathan Kish, Ben Roberts and Joseph Shivers, with coach Joe Shivers.

The team from Sebring McKinley High School includes Jarrod Hawkins, Tyler Jones, Brittany Kisher, Rachel Sharp and Rich Twaddle, coached by Nicole Herman.

United Local will be represented by Katrina Brye, Cody Glover, Ashley Kekel and Carri Meiler, with Pat Neiheisel serving as coach.

Waterloo Local High School's team is Alicia Cooper, Jarrad Davis, Brian Dowling, Jen Graham and Tara Woodliff, with coach Susan Berry.

West Branch High School will be represented by Tricia Chamberlain, Tate Drennen, Kelly Morckel and Dominic Sacco, and accompanied by Mary Jo Cunningham.

Academic Challenge recognizes, rewards and encourages students who excel in academic endeavors. Kiwanis Club presents a traveling trophy to the winning school. MountUnionCollege provides a $4,000 scholarship to a student from the victorious school who plans to enroll at the College.

The event is open to the public.' Tickets are $1 for students and $3 for adults.

Mount Union will sponsor a luncheon and an inspirational message for all contestants, their coaches and principals prior to the competition.'

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