Congratulations to the teams that placed in the top four last weekend at the South Regional Academic Bowl at the North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton, NC, which included Starr’s Mill High School students; Seniors William “Liam” O’Connell, Anna Martin, Ayla Hooper and Junior Ira Colendrino and Coaches Cindy Hartpence and Samandra Muniz. This is Starr’s Mills 8th time over the past 12 years that Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher; Cindy Hartpence has brought a team to the academic bowl competition.
This year Starr’s Mill had an impressive 9 and 1 record qualifying them for the Nationals that take place April 1st through April 4th at the Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The students will then compete against the 1st through 4th place winners from each of the four regions.
During each region competition there are 20 teams. One student who exemplifies academic excellence throughout the competition is awarded the honor of “Most Outstanding Player” and this was awarded to Starr’s Mill Liam O’Connell.