2018-02-07 / Front Page

High school battle of wits Saturday

Students compete at Academic Games
BY ERIC LEVINE
810-452-2689 • elevine@mihomepaper.com

Teams from the seven high schools in Sanilac County will compete in the annual Sanilac County Academic Games this Saturday.

Marlette is the defending champion, after bringing home the traveling trophy home in 2017. Teams will compete from Brown City, Carsonville- Port Sanilac, Croswell- Lexington, Deckerville, Marlette, Peck and Sandusky.

The Feb. 10 event will be held on the campus of St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron.

“This year's is the 33rd Annual Raymond T. Dunbar Jr. Sanilac County Academic Games,” said Nick Miu, a member of the Sanilac County Talent Development Consortium that sponsors the event.

“The ‘Games’ have a long history of great competition among the seven Sanilac County High Schools. It's a day when each school district has an opportunity to pedestal their ‘best’ students, individually and as a team,” said Miu, the curriculum consultant at the Sanilac Intermediate School District who will offer opening remarks at the Games.

“The Games are taken very seriously by each district and the competition runs high,” Miu continued. “There is a tremendous amount of pride from the school that wins the Games, and the traveling trophy represents hours of work and dedication of not only the students, but their coaches, and parents who provide great support. It's a great day for Sanilac County.”

Teams will compete in four academic areas: science, mathematics, social studies and language arts.

The first and second rounds of competition consist of 20 questions for social studies and language arts, and 15 questions for math and science.

Teams with the highest total score will advance to the final rounds where 10 questions are asked in each of the four subject areas.

The team answering the most questions correctly will win the category.

The traveling trophy will be awarded to the school with the overall highest total points from all rounds – first, second and final.

As for Marlette defending the title of overall champion?

"Our teams have been diligently preparing for this event,” said Marlette High School Principal Garnett Kohler. “I know their efforts will lead to a solid performance by all. I wish the students and coaches the best of luck at SC4. Go Red Raiders!"

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with opening remarks at 8:45 a.m.

Rounds one and two are in the morning, between 9 and 11:15 a.m.

The final rounds begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Theatre on the campus at 323 Erie Street.

The public is invited.

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