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03/21/2003
Several Area High Schools to Compete in Trivia Challenge at Hudson Valley on Wednesday

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, March 21, 2003

Eleven high school teams from around the Capital Region will gather at Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday, March 26, for the Viking Challenge, a fast-paced general knowledge test for teams of student participants. This is the seventh year for the computerized trivia challenge, which is based on the popular board game Trivial Pursuit.

The competition begins at 5:45 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 public is invited to attend.

Participating teams this year include: Academy of the Holy Names, Averill Park High School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, Colonie High School, Guilderland High School, Lansingburgh High School, La Salle Institute, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School, Rensselaer High School, Schuylerville High School and Voorheesville High School.

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 Foundation, the college's non-profit fund-raising entity, and the college's Office of School Programs and Educational Outreach sponsor the event. For directions, call 629-8071.