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ETS students from Cumberland County advance to regional High Q competition

Educational Talent Search (ETS) participants at WKU earned the title of “2013 TRiO High Q Champions” in the TRiO Day competition Feb. 23 at Morehead State University.

Educational Talent Search students from Cumberland County High School won the 2013 TRiO Day High Q competition on Feb. 23. From left are Tom Rowland, president of KAEOPP (Kentucky Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel); students Taylor Grinder, Katie Peretto, Caleb Burns, Kurtis Spears, Creed Scott and Lucas Arms; KAEOPP’s Matthew Hyde.

Educational Talent Search students from Cumberland County High School won the 2013 TRiO Day High Q competition on Feb. 23. From left are Tom Rowland, president of KAEOPP (Kentucky Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel); students Taylor Grinder, Katie Peretto, Caleb Burns, Kurtis Spears, Creed Scott and Lucas Arms; KAEOPP’s Matthew Hyde.

The team of six students from Cumberland County High School competed against three other Kentucky ETS program teams for the title and advanced to the regional competition April 20 in Atlanta. Team members are Taylor Grinder, Katie Peretto, Caleb Burns, Kurtis Spears, Creed Scott and Lucas Arms.

High Q is a quick recall team competition that consists of multiple rounds. Students were quizzed on a variety of subjects from Calculus to World History and Culture. The winning team was selected from hundreds of qualified participants based on the results of preliminary quiz given in the fall.

About ETS: Educational Talent Search is a TRiO program that identifies and assists qualified students in eighth-12th grade in preparing for college. The goal of the program is to increase the number of youths who graduate from high school and enroll in a postsecondary institution. Services include but are not limited to academic, career and financial counseling. ETS serves 850 students in the counties of Allen, Butler, Cumberland, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe and Monroe. The program is free to all participants. For information, contact the ETS office in Jones-Jaggers Hall on WKU’s main campus at (270) 745-3757 or via e-mail at ets@wku.edu.

Contact: Kayla Riley, (270) 745-4402.

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