**New Dates This Year - November 6, 7 & 8**
Adjudication on November 13, 2018
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35th annual High School State of Jefferson Scavenger Hunt
Over 260 students, representing eleven high schools participated in this year's competition with over 150 participating the day of the adjudication. Congratulations to Logos Charter School for their first place win with 174 points! Ashland took second place with 148 points and Grants Pass High School took third place with 145 points. The total number of possible points was 180 including eight Bring-in items.
Logos Public Charter School, 1st Place Ashland High School, 2nd Place Grants Pass High School, 3rd Place
A big thank you to the volunteers who come out to make this event possible. Steve Boyarsky, retired SOESD Superintendent moderated; a side note that many of you might not know is that he brought this event to us all those many years ago! At our judges’ table were retired attorney David Ingalls and retired teacher Bill Gabriel. Or super score keepers were Kim Gabriel and Carryl Breon, both retired teachers. Thank you Mary Katie Brown for being in charge of our Bring-Ins. Lithia 4 Kids and the school districts in Jackson and Josephine counties financially support our programs.
We can’t go without saying thank you to Jim Impara, our Hunt Director, who challenges us with his wide variety of questions and taking on us a journey of research along the way.
The State of Jefferson Scavenger Hunt questions were constructed with the intent that all answers can be found in a high school library, branch library, on the Internet and using community resources. The teams were encouraged to use human resources (teachers, parents, community members) to get tips and leads if they came to an impasse or did not know how to proceed.
The goals of the State of Jefferson High School Scavenger Hunt are:
1. Students will increase knowledge of how to access information.
2. Students will learn teamwork and organization in an academic arena.
3. Students construct a persuasive argument with supporting evidence.
4. Students will learn the importance of precision.
5. Students will have fun.