Hillsboro Students to Compete in Academic Olympics

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (3/13/18)

Hillsboro, ND -- Well everyone in Hillsboro is getting excited for the big state basketball game this week, there’s another big challenge ahead early next week a select group. Hillsboro is taking a handful of students to Northwood, ND to compete in the annual Academic Olympics competition on Monday. Hillsboro High School Principal Terry Baesler talked about this event on the Hillsboro School News program this week.

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The students heading to the Academic Olympics are all Juniors. Hopefully their minds will still be fresh following the competition because they will all be taking the ACT test the very next day. If they score a 24 or better on their ACTs, they qualify for a $6,000 scholarship courtesy of the state of North Dakota.