Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation Crowns California’s Citrus Hill High School as the First Auto Math Challenge National Champion

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Located in California’s Val-Verde Unified School District, Citrus Hill High School became the first national champions. The Auto Math Challenge consists of real world math problems centered on high school students buying and owning their first car; the Next Auto Math Challenge will begin in February, free to all students.

I was sure we were onto the right thing when teachers and administrators began to get involved in the National Auto Math Challenge.

The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation has crowned a national champion for the Auto Math Challenge. Located in California’s Val-Verde Unified School District, Citrus Hill High School became the first national champions. The Auto Math Challenge consists of real world math problems centered on high school students buying and owning their first car. The quiz questions were created by a team of student ambassadors who volunteered to help promote the Auto Math Challenge at their schools.

The competition was available to every high school student during the month of October. The competition was delivered in a tournament style, with over 2,400 students representing all 50 states. ”We had a goal to have 1000 participants; I was amazed when so many students took the quiz and that car dealerships in some counties hosted award ceremonies for their local winners,” said Daryl Hulce, the scholarship foundation president. At the end of the first round, the top 5 students from every school were advanced to the Championship.

It was in the final round that Citrus Hill High School claimed the National Championship trophy for the Auto Math Challenge. Citrus Hill was led to victory by high school senior, Emriel Williams, one of the 13 ambassadors. Emriel worked with her teachers to get other students involved in the challenge. With over 106 participants, Citrus Hill had the most students participate in the challenge throughout the whole country. Ms. Williamson, Citrus Hill High school’s Scholar Chair stated, “I absolutely loved working with Emriel and supporting her through the Auto Math Challenge. It was very exciting to see a High School student become an Ambassador and create something that affected so many students across the nation.”

Daryl Hulce went on to say “I was sure we were onto the right thing when teachers and administrators began to get involved.” The Next Auto Math Challenge will begin in February, free to all students.

Students can register now at http://www.cksf.org.

About Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Developed and administered at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education, the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) creates unique opportunities for students of all ages by awarding scholarships and prizes through the use of Internet-based quiz competitions. Students who answer the greatest number of questions correctly in the shortest amount of time are declared contest winners. Since 2001, CKSF has awarded over $350,000 to 800 participants in the United States. CKSF scholarships can be used at the school of the winners’ choice. For more information on CKSF, please visit http://www.cksf.org

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