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Averill Park Wins Viking Challenge \"Photo

LaSalle and Colonie Finish Second and Third, Respectively

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 24, 2005

Averill Park
From left to right: Diane Keith, advisor, Meghan Burns, Joe Gentile, Will Skinner, Jake Arlein
Averill Park High School took first place at the ninth annual Viking Challenge, a fast-paced general knowledge test for teams of student participants, hosted by Hudson Valley Community College on March 16.

Each member of the winning team – Meghan Burns, Joe Gentile and Will Skinner - received a $500 scholarship to attend Hudson Valley. The team also won a Pentium-level computer for their school.

LaSalle Institute finished in second place followed by Colonie High School. Academy of the Holy Names, Lansingburgh High School, Schenectady High School, Scotia-Glenville High School, Troy High School and Voorheesville High School also competed. Each team consisted of three students and an alternate.

Every member of the top three teams received a scientific multifunction calculator. Each of the top three schools also received Encarta Reference software donated by Interactive Solutions, and a Trivial Pursuit CD-ROM.

\"LaSalle \"Colonie
From left to right: Conor Noonan, L.J. Cattone, Timothy Lauer, Bill Hornick, advisor, Alex Dean
From left to right: Kim Littell, advisor, Andrew Lysogorski, Emily Schubin, Ben Waxman, Laura Castellano