College Bowl FINALS are TONIGHT!!
Tonight, the Kentucky International Convention Center will become alive, as the College Bowl Finals take place! For the first time, the NAD College Bowl expanded to include three new challengers for the three “legacy” schools who have participated since the competition’s inception in 1988. Students from Howard College/Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf; the University of Texas at Austin; and the University of Minnesota joined traditional rivals California State University, Northridge; Gallaudet University; and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf/Rochester Institute of Technology to prove their smarts.
In yesterday's preliminary round, the six teams battled to see which three would advance to the finals on Thursday night.
With topics ranging from deaf culture and heritage to science, nature and technology, the collegiate competitors were expected to know the full name of the count in Alexandre Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo” and which metal is an alloy of copper and zinc, as well as what year the International Congress on Education of the Deaf issued sincere regret for its resolutions concerning sign language and Deaf education at the 1880 Congress in Milan.
Each question was met with serious deliberation by each team and a buzz in the audience as spectators debated