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Several Area High Schools to Compete in Trivia Challenge at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, March 12, 2004

Eight high school teams from around the Capital Region will gather at Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday, March 17, for the Viking Challenge, a fast-paced general knowledge test for teams of student participants. This is the eighth year for the computerized trivia challenge, which is based on the popular board game Trivial Pursuit.

The competition begins at 5 p.m. The event will be held in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium on the Hudson Valley campus at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue in Troy. The event is open to the public.

Students from the Academy of the Holy Names, Averill Park High School, Colonie High School, La Salle Institute, Schuylerville High School, Scotia-Glenville High School, Troy High School and Voorheesville High School will participate in the event. Each team has three students.

Each member of the winning team will receive a $500 scholarship to attend Hudson Valley. The winning team also will bring back to their school a Pentium-level computer.

The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation, a not for profit, charitable corporation formed in 1983 to philanthropically support the college's mission, and the college's Office of School Programs and Educational Outreach sponsor the event. For directions or more information, call 629-8108.