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LMC academic event upcoming

Los Medanos College’s 9th Annual Academic Competition will once again provide LMC students the chance to compete in an exciting one-day event on Saturday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room L109.

The application deadline is April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. students looking to register can go to

The event is sponsored by LMCAS, the LMC Foundation and the Student Life Office and will undoubtedly be an opportunity students should not miss out on.

Former LMC student and second place winner in last year’s competition, Manpreet Kaur, encourages others to participate in the event. “It’s always a fun experience even if you don’t win. It’s very well set up. These sorts of activities are important because they facilitate a learning environment that presents students with academic challenges.”

LMC’S Academic Competition consists of four rounds of multiple-choice tests questions. All test questions will be provided by, LMC professors. Students who participate will compete in teams of four in four subject areas including math, science, social science and English.

Each round is 60 minutes long and directly afterwards the answers are corrected. Points are given to the correct answers and the teams with most correct answers at the end of the rounds are the winners. Victors will be announced at the end of the event.

Competitors need only to be present at the event as all supplies, test documents, refreshments and lunch will be provided free of charge. Participants of the Academic Competition will be given a Certificate of Participation, a $10 gift certificate to the LMC Bookstore and an event T-shirt.

Winning teams will receive scholarships that will be equally divided amongst the team members. Winning scholarships range from $400 to $3000.