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SWOSU Hosting Annual Interscholastic Meet on March 24
March 17, 2011
Southwestern Oklahoma State University's annual interscholastic meet (SWIM) is coming Thursday, March 24, on the Weatherford campus, and approximately 70 schools from around the state will be sending students to the contest.
The SWIM is one of Oklahoma's longest-running academic competitions for junior high and high school students. For the 98th annual SWIM, students will take more than 2,500 different tests.
“We are excited to host so many exceptional students on the SWOSU campus,” said SWIM Director Shamus Moore. “Having the event on a Thursday when SWOSU classes are going on gives the students a great feel for the full college experience.”
Moore said tests will be given in the areas of art, biological sciences, business, computer science, language arts, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences and technology.
Students will compete for individual awards but also for their respective schools. Sweepstakes awards in the school competition will be awarded in three different divisions. Schools with 600 or more students enrolled in grades nine through 12 will compete in Class I; 151-599 students in Class II; and 150 and less students in Class III.
Defending SWIM team champions are Southmoore High School, Cache High School and Drummond School.
New Student Orientation will be hosting tours for the students from 1-3 p.m. Many of the academic departments will have information booths set up to interact with the students on the tours. Also, the Collegiate Activities Board will sponsor a scavenger hunt.
SWIM has been a traditional event on the SWOSU campus since 1914.