More than 1,500 to participate in SCORES at Marshall University

HNN Staff
HUNTINGTON, WV – More than 1,500 high school students from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky will visit Marshall University’s Huntington campus Saturday, April 16 to participate in the 33nd annual Search Committee on Recognizing Excellent Students (SCORES) Academic Festival.  


SCORES is an academic competition that allows high school students to compete in different areas of study that are offered at Marshall. The purpose of the event is to recognize academic excellence, create relationships with area high schools, show the importance of college attendance and recruit talented high school students.

  “The SCORES Academic Festival is an exciting event for not only the students, but also for Marshall,” said Sabrina Simpson, SCORES coordinator with Marshall’s office of recruitment. “The festival provides students with exposure to the social activities found on campus which are integral to students’ education and growth.  The event is a great way for the university to not only recruit students, but allow them to visit a college campus and become familiar with the university community. This program allows talented students the opportunity to showcase their academic achievements while interacting with Marshall faculty, who are the heart and soul of this program.  Overall, this is an exciting day focused on celebrating the unique talents that each student brings to the festival.”

  Events take place at 9, 10:15 and  11:45 a.m. with lunch provided on campus.  The awards ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Cam Henderson Center.  Events are open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The students compete in a variety of tests, contests and performances which are evaluated by Marshall faculty and staff. Areas of competition for SCORES include business, education, fine arts, liberal arts, journalism and mass communications, information technology and engineering, health professions and science. The top three winners in each contest will be awarded medals.

  Scholarships will be given to the top seven students in the SCORES competition, with one student winning the $1,000 Robert Wheeler Scholarship and a Marshall tuition waiver. The other six students will receive Marshall tuition waivers. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be given for each school division. The schools in the competition will be divided into five categories and compete for trophies.

  For more information, contact the SCORES office at 304-696-2246.
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