Calamus-Wheatland High School won top honors in the Annual Academic Quiz Bowl hosted by Clinton Community College. The Calamus-Wheatland High School team defeated Bellevue-Marquette High School, with Clinton High School defeating Camanche High School to round out the top four spots. West Carroll High School defeated Prince of Peace College Preparatory Academy to win the Consolation bracket.
Teams from area high schools competed for the top award, answering questions in topics including math, history, science, language, literature, government, music, art, sports and current events. Begun in 1985 as a question and answer/fact and trivia competition, it was established with two goals in mind; to provide a fun, informative and entertaining learning experience for area students, and to provide exposure for the superior scholastic abilities of our area’s high school students.
The Calamus-Wheatland Quiz Bowl team is led by Coach Corynn Henry and includes Chandler Gannon, Brett Mccarty, Lucas Hagg, Beth Tulley, Max Hansen and Captain - Abram Dierickx.
Each year, Clinton Community College awards trophies to the school teams placing first through fourth in the championship bracket and to the top two teams in the consolation bracket. In addition, the Paul B. Sharar Foundation awards a $700 scholarship to the winning high school, and a $500 scholarship to the runner-up, to be used by graduates of those schools attending Clinton Community College.
The Paul B. Sharar Foundation provides $190,000 of scholarship funding annually to deserving Clinton Community College students. The most prestigious of these scholarships are the Foundation’s Honor Scholarships. The Honor Scholarships are designated exclusively for the very best high school students. Students receiving these scholarships must have ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class and maintained a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average.
The Paul B. Sharar Foundation also offers program-specific scholarships for students enrolled in areas such as accounting, art, education, humanities, law enforcement and science. Other scholarships are designed specifically for students living in or near one of the Clinton County area communities. The Paul B. Sharar Foundation scholarships are just another way Clinton Community College makes a quality college education affordable. For more information about these scholarships, contact the Sharar Foundation Office at the college or the college’s Financial Aid Department.
Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges can help you learn more to earn more. Whether you’re planning to earn your bachelor’s degree, or a shorter-term technical degree is in your future, we can get you there.
Thousands of Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community College graduates have transferred to four-year colleges and universities across the nation. Our guaranteed transfer program assures your credits will transfer to area state universities and private colleges. The receiving colleges included in this program are: University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Western Illinois University, Iowa Wesleyan College, and St. Ambrose University. Efforts will also be made to accommodate students who change from one of these institutions to another during the course of their time with us.
Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges offer more than 40 technical career programs. These programs are generally two years in length and are designed to lead directly into a rewarding career. Among our many programs are microcomputers, graphic arts, nursing, computer aided drafting & design, engineering technology, and administrative office support.
At just $162.00 per credit hour, our tuition is hundreds of dollars less than the state universities and thousands less than most private colleges and technical institutes. In addition, many scholarship, grant and loan options are available that can help you in financing your education. To further offset the costs, Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges are right in your backyard. By attending college near your home, you can save hundreds of dollars in room and board fees charged by out-of-town institutions. We also offer classes in Maquoketa.
Teams participating in the 2018 Academic Quiz Bowl include Bellevue High School, Bellevue-Marquette High School, Calamus-Wheatland High School, Camanche High School, Clinton High School, Easton Valley High School, Fulton High School, Prince of Peace College Preparatory Academy and West Carroll High School.
For more information, contact Heather Evans at 563-244-7007.