37th Annual High School State of Jefferson Scavenger Hunt
Hunt dates: Nov 5-7, 2019, Adjudication date: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
The annual High School Scavenger Hunt is sponsored by Southern Oregon University Pre-College Youth Programs and participating schools and school districts in Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties.
The State of Jefferson Scavenger Hunts are high-quality competitive events promoting intellectual curiosity and academic skill.
Goals of the State of Jefferson High School and Middle School Scavenger Hunts
-To increase knowledge of how to access information
-To learn team work and organization in an academic arena
-To construct a persuasive argument with supporting evidence
-To critically analyze sources of information
-To learn the importance of precision
-To have fun with academics
2019 Wrap Up:
37th annual High School State of Jefferson Scavenger Hunt
Over 260 students, representing thirteen area high schools participated in the 2019 High School Scavenger Hunt competition, with over 170 participating the day of the adjudication. The excitement was palpable with Rogue River Room on SOU campus packed with the most high school teams this event has ever seen.
Congratulations to Logos Charter School for their first place win with 279 points, out of a possible 302 total!
Grants Pass High School took second place with 269 points.
Rogue River Senior High School came in a slim third place with 263 points.
Special recognition to Crater High School and North Valley, our runners up in 4th & 5th places.
And, a very warm welcome to Saint Mary's and Armadillo Technical Institute who both did fantastic in their first year participating.
We congratulate our teams this year on a job well done. Those questions were difficult, and you rose to the occasion with ingenuity, fortitude, and insight!
Logos Charter School, 1st Place
Grants Pass High School, 2nd Place
Rogue River Senior High School, 3rd Place
A HUGE thank you to the volunteers who come out to make this event possible: Michael Mayerle, our moderator who keeps things rolling along with humor and panache. At our judges’ table: retired attorneys David Ingalls and Tim Egan, and retired teacher Bill Gabriel use their sound judgment to help settle disputes. Our scorekeepers Kim Gabriel and Carryl Breon, both retired teachers, provide accurate and timely updates on our mounting scores throughout the day. SOU Youth Programs coordinator Holly Kilpatrick executed the event with the tremendous support of staff member Mary Katie Brown, who also served as our Bring-In judge. Youth Programs Assistant Director, Katherine Gosnell served as our photographer and an event support person. Thank you to Lithia 4 Kids and the school districts in Jackson and Josephine counties who financially support this program!
Of course, we can’t go without saying thank you to Jim Impara, our fearless Hunt Director, who leads us through a research expedition each year challenging us with his formidable questions. Thank you, Jim!
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