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By Megan O'Neil; megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 15, 2011
Clark Magnet High School Monday won its first ever Glendale Unified High School Scholastic Bowl, besting Hoover, Glendale and Crescenta Valley high schools in a friendly academic competition that annually pits some of the district’s best students against one another. “It feels great to win,” said Clark Magnet senior Saro Meguerdijian. “It is a desire accomplished.” Members of the five-member Clark Magnet team trained during their lunch break every day for months in preparation for the scholastic bowl.
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By Brian Crosby | March 12, 2013
Please allow me to boast. Congratulations to Matthew Benitez, Jacob Deyell, Victor Garcia, Gayane Hovsepyan and Meagan Yuen for winning Hoover's first Glendale Unified Scholastic Bowl in five years - and my first victory as coach. Glendale Unified School District is to be commended for maintaining the annual event for 23 years, even during lean financial years lately.  It's the one event that showcases the smart kids in Glendale's schools and puts these young people in the spotlight.  NBC Channel 4 weatherman Fritz Coleman has been the host for the past 17 years and does a yeoman's job with his droll sense of humor.
LOCAL
By Mary O'Keefe | March 24, 2006
Sixteen years ago Glendale Unified School District's Gifted and Talented Education program began a competition that challenges not physical strength, although stamina plays a major role, but brain power as its key component. Last week's competition marked the 16th annual Scholastic Bowl. Students from Crescenta Valley, Glendale, Hoover and Clark Magnet high schools competed for the title. At CVHS the competition began months ago when history teacher and scholastic coach Vickie Bouldin began tryouts for the competition.
NEWS
March 16, 2010
Teams from Glendale Unified School District’s high schools faced off Monday night for the annual Scholastic Bowl competition at Glendale High School. “It’s like ‘Jeopardy,’ or an academic decathlon, with an essay portion,” Glendale High senior Amberly Simpson said. Students had spent weeks preparing, oftentimes by quizzing one another on subjects ranging from obscure works of art to math, history, science and more. “In a sense, we’ve been preparing our whole lives,” said Georgia Moose, a senior and Amberly’s teammate.
NEWS
March 24, 2003
Glendale High School this week won the essay portion of the district's 13th annual Scholastic Bowl competition. The question posed to students was "Which of the three branches of government is most powerful?" Each of the team's five members had to write a response to the question. Members of the team are Nare Avagyan, Nayiri Gharibian, Armine Gukasyan, Hrair Simonian and Will Wagner. The team was presented with a trophy at the March 17 competition.
NEWS
February 13, 2001
Crowds cheering. Signs waving. Fans dressed in their favorite team jerseys, hair dyed a rainbow of colors in a show of support for their squads. Feet stomping. Tense, breathless moments as the results of competition are tallied, then announced. More cheers. Football game? Basketball? Track and field, maybe? Nope. All that rah-rah is in the name of brains, specifically the Academic Decathlon. Teams from all over Southern California competed in the decathlon two weekends ago, with Burbank High School, notably, finishing third and qualifying for the state competition.
NEWS
March 14, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- As the game wore on, some members of the crowd leaned farther forward in their seats. With each point, they cheered their team. But it wasn't basketball or any other sport the crowd was applauding in the Glendale High School Auditorium Monday night. It was the Scholastic Bowl -- a contest in which students from four local high schools square off for trophies and bragging rights by competing with their brains. At the end of the night, the four boys from Crescenta Valley High School claimed the first-place trophy.
NEWS
February 14, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Glendale high school students may be competing soon in the high-profile Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon. Glendale Unified School District officials plan to present the idea to high school principals at a meeting next month. "[It] was discussed a number of years ago," said Vic Pallos, spokesman for the district. At that time, district officials chose instead to start a similar competition between Crescenta Valley, Hoover, Glendale and Clark Magnet called the Scholastic Bowl.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | May 3, 2006
It's not always how much students know. Sometimes it's how fast they can retrieve information from their minds under pressure. The Glendale Unified School District on Tuesday honored Hoover High School's Scholastic Bowl championship team, which recently won the district's annual competition for the third consecutive year. The winners are seniors Wilson Nguyen, Andrew Bagwell, Aleli Bautista and Lucineh Parsanian and sophomore Christina Javier. The board also honored Bruce Galli, the team's advisor.
NEWS
June 19, 2002
Janine Marnien When Crescenta Valley High School senior Ryan Stoddard got the call, his first thought was that someone had died. It was during his fifth-period class the first week of June. The phone rang, and his teacher said it was for him. "It was Mrs. Jones, and she said, 'Hi, I usually don't like to give news like this over the phone,' " he said. Fortunately, his immediate thoughts couldn't have been further from the truth. His school counselor of four years was calling to tell him that, with a 4.56 GPA, he was the school's 2002 valedictorian.
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NEWS
March 7, 2014
Hoover High School won the 24 t h annual Glendale Unified Scholastic Bowl this week. The academic competition pits teams from the four high schools in the district, including Crescenta Valley, Glendale and Clark Magnet, against each other. Hoover High topped the pack with 71 points, winning $500. Crescenta Valley High placed second with 69 points and won $250. Third place went to Clark Magnet High with 62 points and bringing home $150, while Glendale High won fourth place with 41 points, winning $100.
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By Brian Crosby | March 12, 2013
Please allow me to boast. Congratulations to Matthew Benitez, Jacob Deyell, Victor Garcia, Gayane Hovsepyan and Meagan Yuen for winning Hoover's first Glendale Unified Scholastic Bowl in five years - and my first victory as coach. Glendale Unified School District is to be commended for maintaining the annual event for 23 years, even during lean financial years lately.  It's the one event that showcases the smart kids in Glendale's schools and puts these young people in the spotlight.  NBC Channel 4 weatherman Fritz Coleman has been the host for the past 17 years and does a yeoman's job with his droll sense of humor.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 20, 2012
Crescenta Valley High School emerged victorious Monday in the Glendale Unified Scholastic Bowl, which pits some of the district's brightest high school students against one another in a game-show-style competition. “I think we all tried hard to do the best we could to succeed,” Crescenta Valley junior Tae Min Kim said as he posed for a victory photo with his teammates. Following the Crescenta Valley score of 79 points was Clark Magnet with 68 points, Hoover with 65 points and Glendale with 62 points.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil; megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 15, 2011
Clark Magnet High School Monday won its first ever Glendale Unified High School Scholastic Bowl, besting Hoover, Glendale and Crescenta Valley high schools in a friendly academic competition that annually pits some of the district’s best students against one another. “It feels great to win,” said Clark Magnet senior Saro Meguerdijian. “It is a desire accomplished.” Members of the five-member Clark Magnet team trained during their lunch break every day for months in preparation for the scholastic bowl.
NEWS
March 10, 2011
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber's “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece. The man-versus-computer contest played out on Jeopardy last month resulted in a victory of artificial intelligence over human intelligence. IBM is celebrating its centennial year, and the company's supercomputer, Watson, demonstrated just how far computing technology has come.
NEWS
March 16, 2010
Teams from Glendale Unified School District’s high schools faced off Monday night for the annual Scholastic Bowl competition at Glendale High School. “It’s like ‘Jeopardy,’ or an academic decathlon, with an essay portion,” Glendale High senior Amberly Simpson said. Students had spent weeks preparing, oftentimes by quizzing one another on subjects ranging from obscure works of art to math, history, science and more. “In a sense, we’ve been preparing our whole lives,” said Georgia Moose, a senior and Amberly’s teammate.
FEATURES
March 22, 2008
“It has become an absolutely politicized issue, and a phony one at that.” — Councilman John Drayman on Glendale Unified School District Board of Education President Greg Krikorian’s earlier call for more cooperation and collaboration between the two government bodies.   “We’re here tonight because there’s a new City Council sitting on the dais. There’s no way the old City Council would have touched this.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | March 18, 2008
With skill and speed, a team of Hoover High School students bested three other high schools to earn first place in Monday?s Scholastic Bowl competition, a quiz show-style contest of academic prowess. Five-member teams from Clark Magnet High School, Crescenta Valley High School, Glendale High and Hoover High were asked to identify composers of classical pieces of music and name the scientists responsible for particular discoveries in a contest that covered topics in science, social science, math, literature and the arts.
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