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Students tackle Academic Fair

Friday, March 01, 2013 - Updated: 1:03 PM

INDIAN LAKE - The first-ever Academic Fair for Indian Lake Central High School students Friday, Feb. 15, saw them perform amazing feats of scholarship, according to English teacher Nora Harrington.

They had to identify rocks, solve equations, answer multiple-choice questions, spell, draw and assess the value of musical notes, among other things.

There were 12 teams and 12 academic activities. Each team had four minutes to accomplish each table's challenge.

Then all the students moved to the center of the gym for one minute of more physical activities. Then the teams moved to another table for the next four minutes until every team had a chance at every discipline.

When the scores were tallied Team 1 -- Jessica Bain, Jerry Roblee, Joseph Corrow, Alexis Seery and Vicki Franco -- were the overall champions. Each teacher also recognized the winner for his or her area.

Alice Fish provided her famous chocolate chip cookies for the winners, with a special brownie pizza for the champions. The names of the first place team members will be engraved on a new plaque in the trophy case as a tribute to their academic prowess.

The high school hopes to make the Academic Fair an annual event. It was designed to promote the academic rigor educators all hope to see in a high school program.


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