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Top students, schools earn academic accolades at QUEST Competition

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Students from 42 public schools throughout the tri-county area battled for top honors at the 28th Annual Quest Academic Competition held today at Trident Technical College.

Students participated in four levels of competition: Level I-grade 6, Level II-grades 7-8, Level III-grades 9-10 and Level IV-grades 11-12. Students competed and earned points in team competitions in math, science and social studies, and in individual competitions in composition, public speaking and visual arts. Schools whose students earned the most total points won overall awards at each level. Special competitions that did not contribute points toward the overall awards were held in automotive, computer aided design, computer programming, culinary, engineering design and construction, French, horticulture, Spanish, video/film and welding.

Overall awards were given to 12 schools. At Level I (grade 6) Marrington Middle School of the Arts won first place. Cane Bay Middle School finished second, while Buist Academy for Advanced Studies earned third place. At Level II (grades 7-8) Charleston County School of the Arts took top honors, while Alston Middle School and Buist Academy tied for second place overall. At Level III (grades 9-10) Academic Magnet High School won first place. Ashley Ridge High School placed second and James Island Charter High School finished in third place. At Level IV (grades 11-12) Ashley Ridge High School won first place. Academic Magnet placed second and James Island Charter High School finished third.

Approximately 1,200 students participated in this year's Quest. The competition was developed by TTC to promote academic excellence, provide an academic challenge to students, and recognize top students, teachers and schools. For the third consecutive year Quest received a boost thanks to a grant from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund at Tides Foundation.

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