Voorhees students, All-Star Challenge

Voorhees College students who will be competing in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge are, standing from left, Marion Wright, Donovan Joe, Maurice Hardin-Bryant, Nicholes Porchea and Dr. Ronnie Hopkins; seated, Christina Donovan, Ki'Yonna Glover and Terianna McCullough.

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DENMARK -- Voorhees College will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 29th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, America’s premier quiz bowl for top HBCU students.

The fast-paced buzzer competition highlights students’ academic prowess and ability to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture. Voorhees earned a spot in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament, which will be held in Los Angeles, April 7-11.

The students competing will be are Christina Donovan, a sophomore mass communication major; Ki’Yonna Glover, a senior mass communication major; Maurice Hardin-Bryant, a freshman emergency management major; Donovan Joe, a junior emergency management major; Sarina Lawton, a freshman criminal justice major; Terrianna McCullough, a senior mass communication major and Nicholes Porchea, a senior health and recreation major.

Marion Wright serves as the Voorhees HCASC campus coordinator, and Dr. Ronnie Hopkins is the HCASC coach. Both will be accompanying the students in April.

“Our students are resilient, and we have been working hard since day one. We do not plan to leave Los Angeles without a win. Now that we have qualified for the tournament, we have an opportunity to showcase our students’ academic excellence,” Hopkins said.

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is a year-round program that includes campus engagement, intramural play and qualifying tournaments and culminates with the National Championship. In 1989, Honda established HCASC as a way to highlight and recognize the academic talents of HBCU students.

Additionally, more than $8.5 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facility upgrades and other investments to improve the student experience. This year’s challenge features more than 10,000 HBCU student competitors.

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