It’s been four years and four different winners for the Trine HAC Cup! Over 150 area high school students converged on Trine’s campus on Tuesday for the fourth annual Trine HAC Cup.
Students competed in ten different academic areas ranging from Literature to Film to Impromptu Speaking. First place finishers receive a $500 Trine University scholarship renewable for four years. Winners in first through third also received a certificate. For the first time this year, every participant received a Trine HAC Cup t-shirt.
Individual school performance across the ten categories was also tallied to choose an overall school winner. The competition uses a weighted points system awarding five points for first place, three for second and one for third. In an effort to better balance the competition for smaller schools, each school could bring as many students as they wanted but had to assign them to teams with a maximum of 30 per team. That means this year’s winner was Westview High School of Topeka, Indiana.
The HAC Cup itself, which remains on display in Taylor Hall, was presented by Dean of the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences Amy Nicholls.
Winners of the academic competitions were:
|3rd||Paola Ramirez Jimeniz||Westview|
|Grammar and Vocabulary|
We will have more coverage of the event in the coming days.