Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wordplay for high school students

The National Vocabulary Championship seeks applications

Here's an innovative way to earn money for college. Take part in the National Vocabulary Championship (NVC), an initiative sponsored by The Network for Games, GSN. The initiative uses competition and wordplay to engage and reward high school students, educators and parents, teaching them the value of a strong vocabulary.

Participating students and in-school coaches gain access to preparation materials through the NVC website. Join the challenge! Maximum award: $40,000 toward college tuition. Eligibility: High school students across the country. See the GSN website for specifics.

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Alina said...

This sounds like a great idea. And would probably be quite useful here in Romania. Young people today read less and what they read is usually one way oriented, therefore their vocabulary is limited.

dsargent said...

Nice idea. :-) I also agree with "alina" before me. Expanding one's lexicon likewise expands one's experience/appreciation of life.

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Deb S. said...

Dan: You're right. Purely by coincidence, I happened to be at a high school today where a competition took place. The kids and the teachers loved it.