TRiO students win Academic Bowl competition

Posted on: February 14, 2012

College of the Mainland students won an Academic Bowl competition against seven other institutions, including University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown and Texas Southern University.

“We’re a community college and we were competing against universities,” COM  Director of Student Support Services Tamara Hoodye said. “To win it was special.”

The five students, David Duron, Tori Holiday, Brittani Johnson, Sierra Martin and Samantha Smith, won the competition at TRiO Day.

TRiO is a series of federally-funded grant programs for first-generation college students, individuals with disabilities and military veterans. Its goal is to help these individuals advance academically from middle school through college.

Along with the aforementioned students, Jasmine Butler, Brittany Johnson and Jana Kimling participated in the conference.

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