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BSC Hosts Five Mercer County School's Academic Competitions During 2011-12 School Year

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    Monday, June 04 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—A collaborative effort involving Mercer County Schools and Bluefield State College has provided elementary and middle school students opportunities for academic competition within the larger context of a visit to a college campus.

As the school year draws to a close, many of the best and brightest students in the Mercer County School system traveled to BSC to compete for titles in Spelling Bee, Math Field Day, Reading Bee, and two Battle of the Books events.

Dr. Thomas Blevins, Bluefield State College Interim President, was grateful for opportunity provided to BSC to serve as a host site for these programs. "These teachers and students, along with their families, bring a lot of excitement to the campus," he noted. "Learning is a lifelong endeavor, and these young men and women are well on their way to success in their studies and in their careers."

Dr. Deborah Akers, Mercer County Schools Superintendent, added, "Bluefield State College provides us an excellent venue for programs and competitions, and also gives our students a glimpse of a college campus and campus life."

Most of the competitions begin and end in the auditorium of the Basic Science Building, with multiple classrooms utilized to host preliminary rounds of the events.