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Wallace State’s Quiz Bowl team finishes 7th nationally at NAQT Community College Championship Wallace State’s Quiz Bowl team finished among the top colleges in the nation over the weekend, finishing seventh overall at the 2018 National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ Community College Championship held in Rosemont, Ill. Wallace State’s national tournament team consisted of Zakk Waddell, Ross Wallace, Paul Knetter Caleb Still and Brett Hogan. They earned 2,680 points and closed the tournament with five wins, helping them advance to the championship bracket. The championship bracket featured 24 community colleges.

Waddell placed 10th individually. Wallace State’s team has gradually moved up the national Quiz Bowl scene over the past few years, placing 11th in 2012 and 9th last year. Wallace State’s strong finish in Illinois capped an impressive 2017-2018 run for the Quiz Bowl team. Wallace State earned first place in all of their tournaments within the state, including at Coastal Alabama, Enterprise State and Bevill State. Derik Arendall and Elivia Jones were also key team members this season. Waddell, Wallace and

Arendall are West Point High graduates, Knetter is from Gardendale, Hogan is from Fairview, Still is from Cullman and Jones is from Baileyton. Physics instructor Christine O’Leary is the Quiz Bowl coach. Wallace

State is a member of the Alabama College Bowl League. If you are interested in joining the Wallace State Quiz Bowl team, contact O’Leary at 256.352.8112 or at Christine.oleary@wallacestate.edu.

Student Activities host Lip-Sync Battle

Wallace State’s Stefany Keisler broke out her best Beyonce impression and won the 2018 Lip Sync Battle recently held on campus for staff/faculty and students!

performance of Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us.” Other participants included: Jamie Blackmon as Tina Turner. Conner Gully and Samantha Drake – “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. Kayla Ferguson and Jessica Webster – “Cooler than Me” by Mike Posner. Renee Quick – “Bobby McGee” – by Janis Joplin. Shea Glenn – “Applause” – by Lady Gaga

Keisler wowed the crowd and the video of her performance was a popular share on social media. Keisler is Wallace State’s Cheerleading coach, a staff member in our Fine and Performing Arts program and an adjunct speech instructor. “I had such a blast expressing my inner Beyonce! I can’t wait to compete in the Lip Sync Battle again next year. I hope we have more participants and an even bigger crowd,” Keisler said. Students Samuel Hewitt and Riley Adams won the Most Creative award for their

Glenn, who organized the event through Student Activities, is already prepared for the next Lip Sync event. Student Activities Coordinator, Shea Glenn with lip-sync battle winner, Stefany Keisler. Photo by: Haley Self-Tumlin

“I’m taking Stefany Keisler down next year,” Glenn said.


5 Around Campus Wallace State Honor Societies induct large groups

PTK is the college’s 2-year national honor society. Students are eligible for consideration if they maintain a 3.5 GPA for 12 or more credit hours the previous semester. Below are the spring inductees.

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Mu Alpha Theta is the mathematics honor society for two-year colleges, while Sigma Kappa Delta is the English honor society for 2-year colleges. Below are the spring inductees.

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Mane Issue Spring 2018  

Wallace State Community College Student Newspaper, Spring 2018

Mane Issue Spring 2018  

Wallace State Community College Student Newspaper, Spring 2018