Jarvis Team Selected to Compete in 2013 Honda Campus All Star Challenge National Tournament
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HAWKINS – A team of Jarvis Christian College

students, dedicated to the rigorous process of studying

and community service, were selected to compete in

the 2013 Honda Campus All Star Challenge (HCASC)

National Tournament to be held in Los Angeles, Calif.

April 6 – 10, 2013.

The team which includes Math major, Idris Fahim;

Science major, Joshua Powell; Business Information

Systems major, Jessie Wrotham; Business major, John

Davis; and freshmen alternate, Blake Fisher, recently

competed at the regional tournament in Houston

finishing with scores that won the team placement

among the great 48 (teams selected to compete


In 1989 the American Honda Motor Company introduced the HCASC, an academic competition created by the College

Bowl Company exclusively for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The competition

challenges students in their knowledge of current events, government, math science, sports, music, popular culture,

geography and black history. Since its inception, 100,000 HBCU students have participated and Honda has awarded over

$7 million dollars in grants to the participating HBCUs. The grants have enhanced student programs, and the students’

college experience. Today it remains the first and only academic competition of its kind.

With 24 years of involvement with the program, Jarvis students exude the values of the College which include

Christianity, Knowledge, Service and Industry. According to Coach Karen Miller-Warwick, this year’s team devotes on

average between 10 to 20 hours per week to preparing for the competition. The team has also set its mind on

community service. A recent visit to two classrooms at Hawkins Elementary School allowed the team to present

information to students about nutrition, healthy eating habits and the need to reduce obesity among juveniles.

“The HCASC prompts our students to work on critical thinking skills, team building skills, interpersonal skills, and rapid

response skills while broaden their knowledge base. The program awards grants to schools with participating teams

which gives our students an opportunity to give back to Jarvis,” said Miller-Warwick. The grants increase for each level

of advancement in the competition climbing to $50,000 for the winning school.

Founded in 1912, the mission of Jarvis Christian College is to prepare students intellectually, socially, spiritually and

personally to pursue professional and graduate studies and productive careers. Affiliated with the Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ), the College strives to instill in students the values of Christianity, knowledge, service and industry.

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