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PCC Hosts Academic Olympics and Car Show

25 February 2015

On Feb 23, 650 students attended Pratt Community College’s annual Academic Olympics. The students came from high schools around the state and competed in various scholastic, technical and artistic categories.

Students took written tests in subjects ranging from animal science to history to nutrition, and contestants in the automotive and agriculture power technology categories were asked to identify machine parts. Acting solos and duets were performed live and photos, news writing and creative writing were also critiqued. The top three students in each category were awarded with certificates recognizing their achievement.

“I am so very thankful for the help and support I receive from all the faculty and staff in pulling off an event of this size," said event coordinator Heather Wilson, who teaches communication and journalism at PCC. "Although this morning’s weather was very frigid and a bit snowy, all schools that had registered to attend managed to make the trip. Today’s event was a success.”

Guests to campus during the morning also visited the annual car show presented by the automotive department. Eighteen cars of all makes and models were on display on loan from employees and community members with ties to the department. Visitors voted on the People's Choice, which was awarded to Al Wiese for his 1968 Chevy Camaro. Runner up was the 1970 Chevy Chevelle owned by Kenny and Karlene Roberts, and third place was the 1957 Buick Special owned by Doug Reh.

For more information about Academic Olympics, contact Wilson at heatherw@prattcc.edu or 620-450-2146. For more information about the car show or the automotive program, contact Greg Bacon at gregb@prattcc.edu or 620-450-2189.