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College Bowl hits the internet

In an internet-era twist to the old College Bowl idea, one scholarship program is leaving room for a little fun as students compete for college cash, reports the Appleton Post-Crescent of Wisconsin. Students from throughout Outagamie and Calumet counties this year are pitting their knowledge against others across the country through the High School Internet Challenge. The challenge, offered by the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, allows students to participate in a series of quizzes online. Each takes just a minute or two. Students are then judged on their speed and score and are ranked against others participating across the country. The challenge is held four times annually, each over a period of eight weeks. Top scorers qualify for scholarships. County-by-county school participation requires business sponsorship. McCarty Law in Appleton, Wis., signed on this year to sponsor the U.S. government portion for the two-county area. Gregg Curry with McCarty Law said the program has gotten a good reception from schools, and he expects that to build over time. "It’s the good, old College Bowl electronically," he said…

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