Students from 42 public schools throughout the Trident Region battled for top honors at the 29th Annual Quest Academic Competition recently held at Trident Technical College on Main Campus.
Students participated in four levels of competition: Level I-grade 6, Level II-grades 7-8, Level III-grades 9-10 and Level IV-grades 11-12. Students competed and earned points in team competitions in math, science and social studies, and in individual competitions in composition, public speaking and visual arts. Schools whose students earned the most total points won overall awards at each level. Special competitions that did not contribute points toward the overall awards were held in automotive, computer aided design, computer programming, culinary, engineering design and construction, French, horticulture, Spanish, video/film and welding.
Chef Bill Twaler, Culinary Arts instructor at Wando High School provided these pictures of his award winning students -
Wando High School Culinary Arts Students Maci Brown, Lucy Williamson,
and Savannah Walker earned 2nd place in their Quest Competition!
Overall awards were given to 13 schools. At Level I (grade 6), Moultrie Middle School won first place. At Level III (grades 9-10), Academic Magnet High School and Ashley Ridge High School tied for second. At Level IV (grades 11-12), Academic Magnet High School won first place.
Approximately 1,200 students participated in this year’s QUEST. The competition was developed by TTC to promote academic excellence, provide an academic challenge to students and recognize top students, teachers and schools. The 2015 QUEST competition was sponsored by The Post and Courier.
This info is from an event summary posted on the TTC website here: http://www.tridenttech.edu/academics/quest/index.htm