For Immediate Release
12 October 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Deadline Approaching for Tunxis Competition


Tunxis Community College has invited 22 high schools from the College’s service area to submit student entries for the 3rd Annual Art and Academic Challenge on Sat., October 23. The deadline for students to register is Mon., October 18.

Students who are juniors or seniors in fall 2010 can compete in the following discipline categories: art, math, music, photography, public speaking, sciences, theatre (monologue), and writing (poetry, short story). Current events/history has already filled.

Competitions include sequestered testing, contests held the day of the event, and juried competition. A gold, silver and bronze medal will be awarded in each discipline. Snacks and entertainment will be provided throughout the day.

Teams of judges for each discipline competition will consist of Tunxis educators and other local experts in their fields.

Students from public, private and parochial schools in Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Simsbury, Southington, Terryville and Wolcott are eligible to participate. Those students who are interested should contact their school administrator since registration must be completed by a teacher/coach with the principal’s knowledge.

For more details and information on rules of the competition, contact Elizabeth Keifer at 860.773.1619,, or visit the web site at All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Tunxis Student Emergency Fund, which distributes small amounts of cash to less fortunate students for emergency essentials.

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers almost 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.  Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.