(Neb)-CSC Scholastic Contest Threatened By Storm
CHADRON - Nearly 1,200 students from 40 high schools in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming are scheduled to take part in tomorrow's 58th annual Chadron State College Scholastic Contest, but the latest storm has put the event at risk for the second straight year.
The college is closed for the second day in a row today and Director of College Relations Alex Helmbrecht says a decision on cancelling, postponing, or going ahead as scheduled will be made later today when there's a clearer picture of weather and road conditions.
An April storm the day before last year's Scholastic Contest led all but 9 schools and 177 students to cancel after registration had been similar to this year. The smaller number of participants led to a few of the subject area tests to be dropped.
Ironically, this year's contest is threatened by a storm because was moved back a week at the request of several high schools because of conflicts with the FBLA and FFA state competitions and conventions.
There are 42 tests scheduled for this year including new ones in Environmental Science and Physical Science. Tests are currently set to take place at 8:30, 9:30 10:30, and 11:30 with results online.
The top school in each of 5 enrollment division receives a plaque while the top 3 students in each test receive medals with the winners also getting a CSC sweatshirt.
All students receive certificates of participation, those in the top 25% get certificates of merit, and seniors who place 1st earn a 1-year tuition waiver to CSC.
Planned activities for students when they are not competing include a photo booth in the Student Center, a fingerprint lab in Old Admin, rides with the Army National Guard at the Lindeken Clock Tower, a scavenger hunt in the King Library, a shoot-around in the Nelson Physical Activity Center, and a concert in Memorial Hall.
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