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Third annual Reach for Dalhousie kicks off next Friday

November 10, 2006

Source: Dalhousie University

Dalhousie will stage the third annual "Reach for Dalhousie" event Friday, November 17th. Reach for Dalhousie is a contest that owes its origins to the CBC's old Reach for the Top, but has developed in new directions with new teaching technology. Preliminary competitions begin at 10:00 a.m. The semi finals begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be held in rooms 1014 and 1016 of the Kenneth Rowe Management Building.

The stakes are high: first prize The Reach for Dalhousie Full Scholarship for each of the three members of the winning team. Second prize is The Reach for Dalhousie $3,000 Award for each of the three members of the team. Third and fourth place prizes are The Reach for Dalhousie $1,000 Award for each of the members of those teams.

At the 2005 competition, more than 40 high schools from across Atlantic Canada sent teams. Once again, this year the teams hail from across the region:

Armbrae Academy, Nova ScotiaAuburn Drive High School, Nova ScotiaBaddeck Academy, Nova ScotiaBarrington Municipal High School, Nova ScotiaBathurst High School, New BrunswickCarleton North Senior High School, New BrunswickCharlottetown Rural High School, Prince Edward IslandCobequid Education Centre, Nova ScotiaCole Harbour District High School, Nova ScotiaCorner Brook High School, NewfoundlandDalbrae Academy, Nova ScotiaDr J H Gillis Regional High, Nova ScotiaForest Heights, Nova ScotiaFredericton High School, New BrunswickGlace Bay High School, Nova ScotiaHalifax Grammar School, Nova ScotiaHants East Rural High School, Nova ScotiaHants North Rural High School, Nova ScotiaHoly Angels High School, Nova ScotiaKennebecasis Valley High School, New BrunswickMiramichi Valley High School, New BrunswickMoncton High School, New BrunswickNackawic Senior High School, New BrunswickNorth Nova Education Centre, Nova ScotiaNortheast Kings Educ.Centre, Nova ScotiaNorthumberland Regional High School, Nova ScotiaOromocto High School, New BrunswickParrsboro Regional High School, Nova ScotiaPugwash District High School, Nova ScotiaRothesay Netherwood School, New BrunswickSackville High School, Nova ScotiaSaint John High School, New BrunswickShelburne Regional High School, Nova ScotiaSt Patrick's High School, Nova Scotia

About Dalhousie: Dalhousie is a comprehensive, research-intensive university with more than 15,500 students. In The Scientist magazine, it was recently named one of the best non-commercial places to work as a scientific researcher outside the United States.

Media inquiries, contact:Charles CrosbyCharles.Crosby@dal.caPhone: (902) 494-1269Fax: (902) 494-1472



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