February 10, 2011
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University will hold its annual history biathlon for high school students on April 2 starting at 8 a.m. in the Stayer Center.
This is the fifth year the history program at Marian has held a history competition for high school students.All high school students may compete; teams should number between 1 and 4 students.
This year's competition includes two events.The first is a competitive one hour, 100 question exam.Students take the exam as individual members of a team and the average score per team determines the winner. The second event is the "brain bowl" which is a rapid fire question and answer competition.
"Marian's History Biathlon is the only event like it in the state,” said Dr. Mary Gross, associate professor of history at Marian. “The game-show format of the Brain Bowl is exciting and educational. The students have a great time testing their knowledge."
The first, second and third place teams in each competition will win prizes and scholarships. All participants will receive a Marian University High School History Biathlon t-shirt to commemorate the day.
The event is free; however, teams must register by March 22. To register, e-mail participant’s name, age and t-shirt size to Dr. Mary Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Dr. Matthew Szromba at email@example.com.