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Student Participates in 2013 Hispanic College Quiz Bowl

The quiz bowl is held during Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.

Written by Lauren Kozlovsky

Angela Barrera

Angela Barrera

Texas Tech University student Angela Barrera participated in the 2013 Hispanic College Quiz Bowl, which is now being aired nationwide through October.

Barrera, senior public relations major from Rio Grande City, was elected as Texas Tech’s representative by Sigma Lambda Gamma sorority, which previously won the local Hispanic/Black Knowledge Bowl.

The Hispanic College Quiz Bowl is endorsed by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, which represents more than 400 colleges and universities across the world to contribute success in higher education to different Latino and Hispanic cultures.

The quiz bowl is held during Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. It features college students from 12 different universities to answer questions on Latino history. The series consist of four half-hour quizzes, two head-to-head rounds, a speed round and a board challenge round. Participants will be competing for scholarships up to $3,000.

Hispanic College Quiz Bowl

Hispanic College Quiz Bowl

“I learned different aspects about my culture which really expanded my view that I would not have been able to fully appreciate without this opportunity,” Barrera said. “I would love to participate again in an event like this because of the students I met from all over the country who made this an enjoyable experience.”

Ricky Sherfield, unit coordinator for Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, coached Barrera for the quiz bowl.

“As Angela’s coach, I wanted to play on her strengths and create a study method similar to the method used for the Hispanic/Black Knowledge bowl,” Sherfield said. “Since our schedules didn’t allow us to meet often, I created simulations of the game that she could quiz herself.”

The quiz bowl is being shown locally on My Lubbock TV.  Check local listings for dates and times.

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