Volunteers needed for K-12 competition

October 28, 2014

 

 

Enrique Godinez

 

 

EPCC students are being called to volunteer at the Young Scholar’s Bowl that will be held at the Transmountain campus on Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The Young Scholar’s Bowl is an academic competition open to elementary, middle and high school students.

 

“Students have to compete in three rounds of competition — public speaking, collaboration and quiz bowl — testing their knowledge of the topic,” said Rebekah Bell, chair of the Young Scholar’s Bowl steering committee.

 

EPCC students who volunteer at the event will get professional experience and leadership skills that can be listed on a resume. 

 

They will help competitors in a variety of ways: registration, time-keeping, judging and runner for copies.

 

Bell said that all volunteers will be provided with a light breakfast and snacks, and they will have to check in at the north end of the Transmountain campus foyer near the theatre.

 

The event will also take on issues related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in the community.

 

“The purpose of the event is to encourage students to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related areas, develop critical thinking skills and empower them to form opinions on issues that affect their daily lives,” Bell said.

 

“One topic area is how the Internet has positively and negatively affect privacy, looking at how mobile devices can easily be tracked. Students are encouraged to learn about the area, form opinions and share them.”

 

Students can call 831-5834 to register for the event and for more information.

 

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