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Hickey High School Crowned 2010–11 Sacramento County Academic Bowl Champions

Scholastic Competition Showcases Court, Community School and Special Education Students

Student competitors on stage

Students from the winning E. L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School team participate in the 2010 Academic Bowl.

Students participating in court and community school programs used their knowledge about sustainable development, as well as quick thinking skills, while competing at the third annual Sacramento County Academic Bowl.

Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School, a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) program, took home the perpetual trophy by winning top honors. The event was held on December 15 inside the auditorium at Rosemont High School, in the Sacramento City Unified School District.

The Academic Bowl is a scholastic competition for students participating in court, community, and special education programs. The topic for the 2010–11 Academic Bowl Super Quiz was based on the theme "Sustainable Development." Students competed as teams in a game show-style Super Quiz competition, and provided team PowerPoint presentations before a live audience.

"I hope that all of you students here today appreciate how much you have accomplished so far," said Tim Taylor, SCOE Assistant Superintendent for Court and Community Schools. "I hope that you see your participation in the Academic Bowl as just one more step toward becoming a successful person who can accomplish many things through hard work."

William Daylor High School, from the Elk Grove Unified School District, placed second. Gerber Road Community School, also a SCOE program, placed third. Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School (SCOE) placed fourth.

Academic Bowl teams consist of ten members. Each school can field as many teams as they would like. Team awards and individual medals were presented at the Academic Bowl Awards Luncheon that immediately followed the Academic Bowl finals.

For more information about the Sacramento County Academic Bowl, call (916) 228-2660.

Wide shot of stage with competitors testing