Cameron Students Take Honors At SCORES Festival

Cameron High School students recently brought home two medals at the 36th Annual SCORES Academic Festival held at Marshall University in Huntington.

Competing against hundreds of students from across West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, Cameron High School teacher Linda Shalaway said students from the CHS Academic team performed well at the competition that was held in April.

Senior Shane Williams won second place in general biology and junior Shelby McCracken placed third in health care knowledge. Other Cameron students competed in art, short story and essay writing, genetics, business, world history and public relations.

“I’m really proud of them,” Shalaway said. “When we’re down there, they do an excellent job. It’s fun, because in terms of academics, they see there’s a much larger world out there and it gives them their first taste of college.”

The SCORES festival is held annually to bring high school students in to experience Marshall University’s academic programs.

Students participate in a variety of competitions including written tests, portfolio reviews, presentations and submitted written entries.

The SCORES Festival is one of several academic competitions in which the Cameron Academic Team participates.

Team members also compete in academic quiz bowls and county and regional Math Field Day.