March Scholastic Madness

Posted by on February 14, 2003

Once again, the Fishtown Neighbors Association will be hosting March Scholastic Madness, an academic competition that will be bringing students from public, parochial, private and charter schools for a day to celebrate academic achievement. On Friday, March 14th, schools from all over Philadelphia will converge on Shissler Recreation Center in Fishtown for the competiton, which will begin at 4PM.

The competition is styled like a college quiz bowl and is structured in the format of the NCAA Basketball Tournament with a bracket, allowing for spirited competition and academic wizardry from all involved. The questions are based on general knowledge. The best way to participate is to study games like BrainQuest. Some questions will be specific to Philadelphia too.

A DJ will be on hand to provide entertainment and sound effects to enhance
the atmosphere, and refreshments will be available.

Each participating school will be able to send two teams of four students. Each team must have one child from 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Each team must have two boys and two girls. Thus, each school will send a total of 8 students. There is no cost for entering the competition.

All students will receive a certificate of participation. The winners and runners up will receive trophies and other prizes. The winning school will receive a plaque and a mystery prize that will be something that every school can use.

If you know that your school would like to participate, please call AJ Thomson at 215-875-4017 during the day or 215-425-2187 at night. Shissler Recreation Center is one of the largest facilities in the recreation department. There are over 75 on site free parking spaces with another 50 free spaces in close proximity.

We look forward to hearing from you.

A.J. Thomson
Fishtown Neighbors Association
Youth Development Committee

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