Tricounty Students, Schools Earn Academic Accolades at 34th Annual QUEST Competition

Staff Report From Charleston CEO

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Approximately 1,470 students from 44 public schools throughout Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties battled for top honors at the 34th Annual Quest Academic Competition held Saturday at Trident Technical College’s Thornley Campus in North Charleston.

Students participated in four levels of competition: Level I-grade 6, Level II-grades 7-8, Level III-grades 9-10 and Level IV-grades 11-12. Students competed and earned points in team competitions in math, science and social studies, and in individual competitions including composition, public speaking and visual arts. Special competitions were held in automotive, computer aided design, computer programming, culinary, engineering design and construction, horticulture, medical terminology, Spanish, video/film and welding. Schools whose students earned the most total points won overall awards at each level.

Overall awards were given to 12 schools. At Level I (grade 6), Marrington Middle School of the Arts won first place, Rollings Middle School of the Arts placed second and Camp Road Middle School finished in third place. At Level II (grades 7-8), Moultrie Middle School took top honors, while Charleston County School of the Arts and Camp Road Middle School tied for second place. At Level III (grades 9-10), Stratford High School claimed first place with Academic Magnet High School in second place and Wando High School in third place. At Level IV (grades 11-12) Wando High School won first place with Ashley Ridge High School and Hanahan High School finishing in second and third places, respectively.

The Quest competition was developed by TTC to promote academic excellence, provide an academic challenge to students, and recognize top students, teachers and schools.