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NAACP Sponsors Black History Quiz Bowl

Linna Jones
Staff Writer

   The University of Arkansas at Monticello's NAACP chapter sponsored a Black History Quiz Bowl on Thursday, March 2 in the Gibson University Center Green Room.

   The event began with two teams with four people per team. The quiz bowl consisted of two rounds, toss up questions and the bonus round. The toss up questions awarded 10 points per question and the bonus round awarded 15 points per question. The participant who pushed the button first received 15 seconds to answer. If the person did not know the answer, the other team received the chance to answer the question.

   One team consisted of senior Corrie Ross, sophomore Jacob Smith, senior Demarrio Moss and sophomore Jordan Thompson. The other team consisted of junior Special Sanders, senior Von Mixon, senior Robert Jackson and sophomore Katlin Lidge.

   Sanders, Mixon, Jackson and Lidge won the quiz bowl and $10 gift cards to Wal-Mart, as well as a certificate.

   "We are going to try and have it as an annual event, and next year we plan to have a bigger crowd," sophomore Shelton Branch said. "We hope more people will come and learn about black history."

   Officers for UAM's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People include sophomore Courtney Levingston, president; Branch, vice-president;  junior Ana Hunt, secretary; and first-year student Ryan Jones, treasurer.

   "Our goal is to increase our membership and to educate about NAACP. We hope to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes," Branch said. "To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States."

   Ursula Patterson advises the NAACP chapter.

   "I'm glad the students in the NAACP are actively involved in putting together programs to involve student bodies," she said.

   The NAACP will host a gospel extravaganza April 8.


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09/17/2007 02:09:04 PM— http://www.uamont.edu/Organizations/TheVoice/3_19/naacp.htm