Paradise Valley Community College Honors student-tutors present the inaugural Palomino Academic Bowl with students in grades 4-6 from Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix / Ed Robson Family Branch from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in M Building East, Room 151.
Eight teams of 4th to 6th graders who have been tutored since October by Paradise Valley Community College honors students will face off in the first-ever Academic Bowl. The PVCC volunteer student-tutors have written Jeopardy- style questions based on the subjects they’ve tutored—math, science, social studies, geography and reading.
The competition is divided into three rounds. Four teams compete in rounds one and two; the top two teams that emerge from each of those rounds meet in the finals. Food is being donated by Panda Express, and prizes will be awarded the top two teams.
The project is the brainchild of PVCC student Aaron Pressley, president of the college’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa national student academic honor society. Pressley also created and leads the Palomino Teacher Assistant Program that engages PVCC students as classroom volunteers, and he is one of the college’s two representatives on the All-Arizona Academic Team.
District 2 Phoenix Councilman Jim Waring, a member of PVCC’s President’s Community Council, will give the opening welcome.