High School Academic Competition

13th Annual Academic Competition

Date: January 25, 2017
Time: 8:30 – 2:30
Registration Deadline: December 16, 2016

Why Should your school participate?

Encourage academic excellence
Preparation for future competitions such as Science Olympiad, Academic Bowls, math and literary competitions
Scholarship opportunities to Andrew College

Registration Information:

No registration fee required
Limited to 25 students per school
Be sure to register early!
Registration Deadline: December 16, 2016


Register online using the following links (one for sponsors and one for student registration):

Sponsor information needed (Please register each sponsor attending the competition): Name, school, school address, division of competition, subject taught or position, email address, whether eating on campus, and t-shirt size.

Student information needed (Please register each student separately): Name, address, email address, school, division of competition, area of competition, grade level, and t-shirt size.

Competition Divisions:

Division A: 1A and independent schools
Division B:  2A to 4A schools
Division C: 5A and larger schools

Areas of Competition:

Art (live drawing): 2-hour limit

Rules for Art Competition

Part I: Each student needs to bring an original work of art in any medium to be included in “The People’s Choice” competition.
Part II: Each student needs to bring a drawing tablet (at least 8.5 by 11) and a drawing tool of his/her choice for a live drawing contest. Two (2) hours will be given for the live drawing.

Personal Essay (limited to 2 per school): 2-hour limit

Rules for Personal Essay

Each writer will construct an essay that relates or reflects on personal experience. Topics will mirror college application personal essay topics by inviting narrative and descriptive writing. All essays will be written in ink. Two (2) hours will be given for writing the essay. The use of a dictionary during the contest is not permitted. Essays will be judged by their originality, form, vividness, voice, and style. Verbal and grammatical correctness, spelling and punctuation shall be also considered of importance.

Theatre Monologues Competition: 1 hour

Monologues should be between 1 and 2 minutes, preferably from a published play.  Students  should state their own name, the name of the play, and the playwright just prior to performing their monologue.  Actors will be adjudicated based on the criteria of articulation/projection, appropriate energy, characterization, memorization, focus, and objective.

Mathematics: 50-minute multiple choice

Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus
No calculators allowed for written exam.

Science: 50-minute multiple choice

               Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Sciences, and Chemistry

Social Science: 50-minute multiple choice

              World History, U.S. History, Government, and Economics        

Music Prepared Solo Competition            

              Rules for the competition are as follows:

              1. Preform a prepared vocal or instrumental solo of 3-5 minutes

              2. Students will provide 1 copy of the prepared solo for the judges, which will be destroyed after their                         performance.

              3. Students will announce their name, the title of the composer of their solo prior to performing the piece.


 Awards:  All awards include a medallion and certificate. Senior and junior individual winners receive a scholarship to Andrew College

Personal Essay – Top two essays per division
Art – Top two live drawing and top two People’s Choice per division
Mathematics, Science, and Social Science - Top two students in each grade by division
Theatre - Top three overall for prepared monologue
Music - There will be 1 winner from each division, for a total of 3 winners
Quiz Bowl: Top two schools in each division

Quiz Bowl Rules:

Each school may enter one team comprised of any six students from your school. You do not need to identify your team members ahead of time.

The Quiz Bowl consists of four rounds.  Each round has one question from each category – Art, History, Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science.  The team will choose a point value from one to five for each question once the category has been identified. A point value may be used only once within a round. The team will have 30 seconds to answer questions, with the exception of the mathematics question they will receive 60 seconds. If the team answers the question correctly, the points selected by the team will be awarded.  If the question is answered incorrectly, no points will be added or subtracted.  At the end of the fourth round the points will be totalled to determine the winner and second place teams in each division. Any tie  will be broken by comparing question by question in order until one team had that question correct and the other incorrect.


 8:30 – 9:30 Registration in the gym
 9:30 – 9:45 Welcome
 9:45 – 10:45 Individual testing for Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies
 9:45 – 10:45 Essay Writing, Art Drawing, and Theatre competitions
 10:45 – 1:00 Lunch- schools will have a scheduled time if eating in the dining hall.  Keep in mind that your school may eat before the Essay, Art or Theatre competitors are released.  These students will eat at another assigned time.  However, the sponsor should pay for all students at one time.
1:00 – 2:00 Quiz Bowl in the gym
2:00 – 2:30 Awards

Lunch options:

Campus Dining Hall:  $6.50 per person for all you can eat. If a school is eating in the dining hall, please have one check made out to Sage Dining for the total amount. The sponsor will give this check to the attendant when the majority of your group eats lunch. 

Other local options include:Church’s Chicken, Carter’s Fried Chicken, Subway, Dawg House,Patterson's Restaurant, and Town House. If eating off campus, keep in mind that the Art, Essay, and Theatre competitors may not be finished until 11:45.

Contact Information:

Competition Coordinators

Elaine Bush-Brownlee

Ronnie Salter

Math/Science Division Chair

Elizabeth Hohn