WHAT: The 28th Annual QUEST Academic Competition for public school students in grades 6-12
WHEN: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (the best time to visit is in the morning, see note below)
WHERE: Trident Technical College Main Campus, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston
WHY: QUEST is designed to promote academic excellence, provide an academic challenge to students, and recognize students, teachers and schools that excel in academic areas.
Students from 42 public schools in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties will participate in four levels of competition: Level I - grade 6, Level II - grades 7-8, Level III - grades 9-10, Level IV - grades 11-12.
Students will compete and earn points in team competitions in math, science and social studies, and in individual competitions in composition, public speaking and visual arts. Schools whose students earn the most total points will win overall awards at each level.
Special competitions that do not contribute points toward the overall awards will be held in automotive, computer aided design, computer programming, culinary, engineering design and construction, French, Spanish, video/film and welding.