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BSC Hosts Five Mercer County Schools Academic Competitions During 2013-14 School Year

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    Thursday, May 29 2014
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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. Marsha Krotseng, Bluefield State College President, noted the importance of the College's partnership with local K-12 schools to encourage student achievement. "From the moment students first enter school, they begin building the solid academic foundation they will need throughout life," she observed. "It's a privilege for Bluefield State to play a role in this early development through hosting numerous activities that make learning meaningful and fun."

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.