Come make history at Marian

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 or to Dr. Matthew Szromba at


Fun Fact

The distance around Marian’s campus is 1.5 miles and takes approximately 20 minutes to walk. (Source: Google Maps Search).

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Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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