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Students participating in community, continuation and special education school programs in Sacramento County will use their knowledge about technology in today's world, as well as their quick thinking skills, when they compete in the 5th Annual Sacramento County Academic Bowl.

The event takes place this Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at  Rosemont High School located at 9594 Kiefer Boulevard, Sacramento starting 10:45 a.m. Winners announced around 1:15 p.m.

The Sacramento County Academic Bowl takes place before a live audience and a panel of judges, students representing four community, continuation or special education high schools in Sacramento County compete in the 5th Annual Academic Bowl. The 2012-2013 theme is A World Transformed - Technological Turning Points.

Schools competing this year:

    * E.L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School (SCOE)
    * Gerber Jr./Sr. High School (SCOE)
    * Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School (SCOE)
    * Williams Daylor High School (EGUSD)

The Sacramento County Academic Bowl is an academic competition held each year for students attending community, continuation or special education schools. Students compete on five to eight member teams in two academic events centered on a theme. The first event is a Super Quiz (game show style) competition in which students answer questions based on the theme. In the second event, students use a PowerPoint project to deliver a "live" presentation on a specific aspect of the theme.

Students spend time in class and after school to prepare for this demanding competition. In addition to mastering the academic content, which is based on California's content standards, students also learn about teamwork, computer and presentation skills, goal setting, and leadership.