CLHS National Honor Society Students Score Big at Bowl
CCISD Press Release
Clear Creek Independent School District
2425 East Main Street
League City, Texas 77573
Contact: Carrie Ann Taylor
Public Information Coordinator
Nov. 29, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
League City, TEXAS—In their first appearance at the National Scholars’ Bowl competition, Clear Lake High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) team placed third in the nation. The competition is a part of the NHS conference in St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 12 through 14.
“The NHS National Scholars’ Bowl offers an excellent opportunity for NHS members to challenge themselves and match minds with other exemplary students from around the nation,” said Rocco Marano, national director of NHS.
The competition, sponsored by Pearson Prentice Hall, took place in teams of five and came in two parts with each team member completing a written multiple choice test lasting approximately one hour in his or her respective area of English, math, science, social studies and general knowledge.
CLHS advanced to the finals championship round after winning their semi-final round. After tying with Marion Central High School for second in the Championship round, CLHS lost the sudden death tiebreaker to achieve third place nationally.
In addition to receiving a team award for third place, several team members also received individual awards based on their superlative performance on the qualifying exams. Team members receiving individual awards include:
Lily Banerjee – second place in General Knowledge
Jennifer Malin – second place in English
Mary Mao – third place in Science
Scott Shearouse – second place in Social Studies