With Professor Barbara Stuart's rapid-fire questions ranging from, "The Beatles lived in this submarine," to, "These six words begin Hamlet's famous soliloquy of indecision," students from six local high schools competed in Imperial Valley College's "Language Jeopardy!" competition Wednesday.
Vincent Memorial High School in Calexico won the event, with Central Union High School of El Centro and Brawley Union High School placing second and third, respectively.
The competition was part of the English division's IVC English Challenge 2002. In place as an annual event since 1984, the challenge is in the words of IVC English division chairman Fred Fischer, "a wonderful opportunity for juniors and seniors at our local high schools to come out to IVC and discover just how much we regard language as something to be celebrated."