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6th Annual Sacramento County Academic Bowl

Students participating in community, continuation and special education school programs in Sacramento County will use their knowledge about biotechnology, as well as their quick thinking skills, when they compete in the 6th Annual Sacramento County Academic Bowl.

When: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, starting 10:45 a.m. Winners announced around 1:15 p.m.

Where: Rosemont High School, 9594 Kiefer Boulevard, Sacramento (near Highway 50/Bradshaw Road). 

Who: Before a live audience and a panel of judges, students representing seven community, continuation or special education high schools in Sacramento County compete in the 6th Annual Academic Bowl. The 2013 theme is A World Transformed:  Biotechnology.

Schools competing this year:

    * Community Collaborative Charter School - Twin Rivers USD
    * E.L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School - SCOE
    * Estrellita High School - Galt Joint Union HSD
    * Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School - SCOE
    * Gerber Jr./Sr. High School - SCOE
    * North Area Community School - SCOE
    * William Daylor High School - Elk Grove USD

Background: 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.