Sacramento County’s Annual Academic Bowl offered several dozen local students a lot of “shake, rattle and roll.” At the competition—held the morning of March 16 at Rosemont High School—students from local high schools demonstrated what they had learned about earthquakes (this year’s theme). Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon welcomed the students, faculty advisors, and judges.
In the first event, each of the five participating schools used straws to construct a small structure that was tested on its ability to withstand a simulated earthquake. The second event consisted of an informational slideshow presentation about earthquakes. In addition to mastering the academic content, which was based on California’s Content Standards, students also learned about teamwork, computer and presentation skills, goal setting, and leadership.
Awards were presented at a luncheon during which Assistant Superintendent Matt Perry, Ed.D. and County Board of Education Trustees Jacquelyn Levy, Greg Geeting, and Heather Davis handed out awards and congratulated participants.
- 1st Place: William Daylor High School
- 2nd Place: Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School
- 3rd Place: Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School
- Slideshow Winner: Gerber Jr./Sr. High School
- Earthquake Structure Test Winner: William Daylor High School
- American Legion High School (Sacramento City Unified School District)
- Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School (Sacramento County Office of Education)
- Gerber Jr./Sr. High School (Sacramento County Office of Education)
- Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School (Sacramento County Office of Education)
- William Daylor High School (Elk Grove Unified School District)
- Greg Geeting (Trustee, Sacramento County Board of Education)
- Chris Gilbert (SCOE Support Services)
- Todd Humphrey (SCOE Information Services)
- Jacquelyn Levy (Trustee, Sacramento County Board of Education)
- Consuelo Villalobos (SCOE Administration)