COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 25

December 5, 2006

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Panasonic Academic Challenge

 

The Panasonic Academic Challenge, an academic national high school competition, will occur June 23-26, 2007, at Disney Worlds Contemporary Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Panasonic Academic Challenge. One team of six high school students and their coach will be selected to represent each state, U.S. territory, and the District of Columbia. Members of the first-, second-, and third-place teams will receive scholarships funded by the Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company.

 

While the Department of Education is not able to organize a team representing Virginia, the organizers of the Panasonic Academic Challenge are able to work with schools and school divisions that may be interested in competing to represent the state. The Academic Challenge will send contest information directly to the gifted education coordinators in each Virginia school division. For further information, contact Peggy Harrod, Panasonic Academic Challenge Tournament director, by telephone at (863) 968-5168, or by fax at (863) 968-5169, and by e-mail at peggy.harrod@polk-fl.net. For additional information about this competition go to the Panasonic Academic Challenge website at http://www.academic-challenge.org/.

 

Additional information is available from Cheryle Gardner, principal specialist of fine arts, at Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Cherry.Gardner@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2881.

 

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