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School System and Kiwanis Clubs to Sponsor Spotlight on Youth Event

Release Date: 3/11/2010 3:10:56 PM

The Carroll County Public School System, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Clubs of Carroll County, will sponsor a special event entitled Spotlight on Youth on Saturday, April 10, 2010. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manchester Valley High School, located at 3300 Maple Grove Road, Manchester.

This special day includes activities designed to spotlight some of the wonderful talents and skills of the students in our high schools:

Juried Art Show – Select pieces of artwork in five categories representing each of the high schools will be on display on the school’s “Main Street” throughout the event.

Carroll Academic Challenge – The 7th Annual Carroll Academic Challenge will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Teams from each high school will compete in a double elimination tournament. The final and championship round will be held in the media center at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Chess Tournament – Chess matches will be held in a single elimination tournament format. This activity begins at 9 a.m. in the media center. Students must register in advance through their home school.

Speech and Debate Contests – Two categories of debate will be offered to students – Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglass. In addition, prepared speeches will be presented for competition. These competitions will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Film Festival – Each high school has the opportunity to submit up to two entries in three different categories – broadcast journalism, short film, and animation/experimental. These submissions will be shown throughout the day in the auditorium. Winners will be announced at the second awards ceremony at 4 p.m.

Vocal and Instrumental Selections – Vocal and instrumental selections will be presented on “Main Street” throughout the day.

Awards Ceremonies – An awards ceremony for the academic challenge, chess tournament, and art show will be held at 12 noon in the media center. An awards ceremony for the speech and debate contests and film festival will be held at 4 p.m. in the auditorium.

Carroll County Public Schools extends appreciation to the Kiwanis Clubs for their generosity in providing monetary support, as well as judges for the various contests. The Manchester Valley High School Music Boosters will be selling refreshments throughout the day.

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