Student Team Qualifies For Honda All-Star Challenge
(NSU NEWSROOM—Feb. 17, 2014)--(Above photo from left to right) Norfolk State University student Alvin McCloud, assistant history professor Gwendolyn Epps Pharr, and students Derrick Thompson, Derek Smith and John Ellis talk before their first match in the national qualifying tournament of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, a quiz competition, on Feb. 15, 2014, at the Norfolk State University Student Center.
The NSU team won their first contest against members from Virginia Union University 620-300. They also competed against schools that included North Carolina A&T University, Livingstone College, Chicago State University and Hampton University. The Spartans went on to qualify for the national tournament April 14-16 in Los Angeles, Calif., and will compete against 47 other colleges or universities. The winning team will be awarded $50,000 for their respective college or university.