Columbia State Hosts Academic Competition

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Beginner Spanish/English Translation (left to right): First place winner, Jenna Cheatham of Marshall County High School; second place winner, Lauren Milan of Frank Hughes High School; and third place winner, Elizabeth Hudson of Zion Christian Academy.
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More than 300 high school students recently participated in Columbia State Community College’s annual High School Competition when students from 17 southern Middle Tennessee high schools competed in 18 different academic areas, including creative writing, vocal performance, algebra and sociology.

“It was great seeing so many young and thoughtful students compete in various academic disciplines,” said Jessica Evans, Columbia State instructor of English.

Dating back to the 1980s, the competition continues to focus on humanities disciplines and has since added math components.

Advanced Spanish/English Translation (left to right): First place winner, Gisela Lopez of Marshall County High School; second place winner, Jacqueline Licona of East Hickman High School; and third place winner, Rosa Bello of East Hickman High School.
Essay (left to right): First place winner, Luke Makram of Marshall County High School; second place winner, Jackie Box of Loretto High School; and third place winner, Will McBee of Loretto High School.
World Geography (left to right): First place winner, James Owens of Marshall County High School; second place winner, Bailey Adams of Richland High School; and third place winner, Morgan Goodman of Marshall County High School.
Oral Interpretation (left to right): First place winner, Jordan Lord of Marshall County High School; second place winner, James Grossman of Spring Hill High School; and third place winner, Chasity Williams of Marshall County High School.
Vocal Performance (left to right): First place winner, Miranda Hunter of Zion Christian Academy; second place winner, Jay Potts of Marshall County High School; and third place winner, Eden Harrison of Spring Hill High School.