April (2018)– Jackson State University pocketed $75,000 after students won the top academic prize during the 29th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament in California.
According to a news release, JSU competed with 48 Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the American Honda Motor Co. campus. Students representing JSU were Zaveon Demon Cooper II, a senior majoring in theatre arts from Jackson, Mississippi; Justin Clarke, a junior majoring in accounting from Atlanta, Georgia; Charles Octavius Pennington, a senior majoring in chemical engineering and chemistry from Hollandale, Mississippi, and James Meeks Jr., a senior majoring in finance from Jackson, Mississippi. Team coaches were JSU instructors Dr. Farah Christmas and Joshua J. Cotton, both in the Department of History and Philosophy.
Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge is a year‐round program that includes campus engagement, intramural play, qualifying tournaments and culminates with the National Championship. The competition highlights students’ academic ability to answer questions about history, science, literature, religion, the arts and pop culture.
Honda established the tournament in 1989 to highlight and recognize the academic achievements of HBCU students. More than $8.5 million in grants from Honda have provided support for scholarships, facility upgrades and other investments to improve student life.
Over than 125,000 students have participated.
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