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LEHS wins CCTC's Academic Challenge for second year in a row

November 13, 2019

CCTC's Academic Challenge For the second year in a row, Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) won Central Carolina Technical College’s (CCTC) annual Academic Challenge. All three Kershaw County School District (KCSD) high schools competed in the semi-final round with North Central High School finishing third and Camden High School placing fourth.

The Academic Challenge is a competition among ten high school teams in CCTC’s four-county area of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter. Structured in a Jeopardy/College Bowl format, the four-student teams compete against one another on topics that include science, mathematics, health, history, business and industry, literature and popular culture.

In addition to the Academic Challenge, the competition includes a general knowledge exam and a team marketing competition. The general knowledge portion is a computer-based multiple choice exam with 100 questions. In the marketing competition, teams identify a target student audience and develop a billboard to recruit targeted students to attend CCTC.

LEHS student Drew Hanson had the highest overall score on the general knowledge test. Camden High School (CHS) student Sara Hendrix had the best score on the science quiz. LEHS finished in first place in the marketing project and CHS placed third.

Caption: CCTC President Dr. Michael Mikota congratulates LEHS as the overall winner of the third annual Academic Challenge. Pictured left to right: Mikota, Michael Miles, Chloe Thomas, Ian Kirby and Drew Hanson. Photo Credit: Cathy Frye, CCTC.

Julie I Putnam