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BPC Division of Arts & Letters hosts 125 high school students for Language Appreciation Day 2008

By Kayla Oliver
BPC Marketing staff writer

James Jones
Jeopardia, hosted by BPC student and Spanish major, James Jones (Photo by Kayla Oliver)

Brewton-Parker College’s Division of Arts & Letters and the Department of Modern Languages hosted 125 high school students on the Mount Vernon campus for the competitive Language Appreciation Day (LAD08) March 28.

The top 25 Spanish language students from high schools in Montgomery County, Claxton, Tattnall County, Wheeler County, Treutlen County and Bulloch Academy in Statesboro, competed in 20 different comprehension and skill activities, including skits, soccer, Spanish translation and verb conjugation. Also, the students participated in Jeopardia (Spanish jeopardy), a Latino buffet served by ARAMARK and an awards ceremony in the Gillis Gym.

Following Jeopardy, the winners from the day’s activities were announced by the host of Spanish Jeopardy, BPC student and Spanish major, James Jones.

Tattnall County High School won the overall LAD08 competition, taking home the Bryan Rampey First place trophy, while Bulloch Academy of Statesboro came in second, and Claxton High School, last year’s winner, came in third.

The Montgomery County High School team won first place in the Jeopardia Quiz Game competition, with Tattnall County High School placing second and Bulloch Academy placing third.

winning Jeopardia team leader from Montgomery County High School
The winning Jeopardia team leader from Montgomery County High School receives its trophy.(Photo by Kayla Oliver)

Dr. James Bell, assistant professor of Spanish, said “each LAD08 competitor is a possible future BPC student,” and that “LAD08 was definitely a success.” He issued thanks to BPC Spanish majors and Latin American Student Organization (LASO) members for assistance in hosting this event. He said without the assistance of these student volunteers the event would not have been a success.

These students are: Coneilia Benjamin, Vera Finny, Jessica Groover, Amanda Beigh, James Jones, Kolby DePratter, Amanda Lloyd, Holly Smith, Megan Casselman, Judith Hinojosa, James Gibson, Omie Scott, Joy Bartlett, Bobbie Sue Thompson and Nicolas Rodriguez.

Also, Pedro Hoyos, Chelsea Milroy, Beth Grimsley, Jessica Moore, Andrea Kelly, Stephanie Huff and Jose Santos, who is also the president of LASO.

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited, four-year Christian college in south Georgia. The Division of Arts & Letters offers bachelor’s degrees in French and Spanish, as well as a myriad of literature and creative arts-driven disciplines. Look online at the Division of Arts & Letters webpage’s,, or contact the Office of Admissions at 912-583-3265 for more information.

Students participate in Jeopardia.
Students participate in Jeopardia. (Photo by Kayla Oliver)


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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM