Vivienne Clark of Albuquerque Wins State Championship in Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge(SM)

Mar 18, 2005, 00:00 ET from Reader's Digest

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vivienne Clark, a
 seventh grade student from the Clark Home School in Albuquerque, won the New
 Mexico state championship in the third annual Reader's Digest National Word
 Power Challenge(SM) today in Socorro. The top 100 statewide winners competed
 for a trip to the finals during the state championships held in all 50 states,
 Washington D.C. and the Department of Defense Schools.
     On April 17-19, the state champions and their teacher-escorts will travel
 to Walt Disney World(R) Resort, Orlando, to compete for $50,000 in college
 scholarships. The first place winner will receive a $25,000 college
 scholarship. Second and third place winners will receive college scholarships
 of $15,000 and $10,000. The winners will also receive Reader's Digest products
 for their schools.
     State coordinator Paul Schultz of Shepherd Lutheran School noted the
 importance of vocabulary to school and life, and was impressed with the
 enthusiasm of all competing students during the championship.
     Since August 2004, more than 1.6 million fourth through eighth grade
 students have competed nationwide in the Reader's Digest National Word Power
 Challenge(SM). Al Roker, NBC Today show feature reporter, returns as quiz
 master for the championship round.
     The Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge(SM) is an educational
 outreach program of Reader's Digest, the most widely read magazine in the
 world, and the Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (NYSE:   RDA). Schools are
 encouraged to register for next year's competition at
 http://www.wordpowerchallenge.com.
 
     EDITORS NOTE: Additional information on the state championship round can
 be found at http://www.rd.com/nwpc (click on "State Championship Event
 Information").
 
 

SOURCE Reader's Digest
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vivienne Clark, a
 seventh grade student from the Clark Home School in Albuquerque, won the New
 Mexico state championship in the third annual Reader's Digest National Word
 Power Challenge(SM) today in Socorro. The top 100 statewide winners competed
 for a trip to the finals during the state championships held in all 50 states,
 Washington D.C. and the Department of Defense Schools.
     On April 17-19, the state champions and their teacher-escorts will travel
 to Walt Disney World(R) Resort, Orlando, to compete for $50,000 in college
 scholarships. The first place winner will receive a $25,000 college
 scholarship. Second and third place winners will receive college scholarships
 of $15,000 and $10,000. The winners will also receive Reader's Digest products
 for their schools.
     State coordinator Paul Schultz of Shepherd Lutheran School noted the
 importance of vocabulary to school and life, and was impressed with the
 enthusiasm of all competing students during the championship.
     Since August 2004, more than 1.6 million fourth through eighth grade
 students have competed nationwide in the Reader's Digest National Word Power
 Challenge(SM). Al Roker, NBC Today show feature reporter, returns as quiz
 master for the championship round.
     The Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge(SM) is an educational
 outreach program of Reader's Digest, the most widely read magazine in the
 world, and the Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (NYSE:   RDA). Schools are
 encouraged to register for next year's competition at
 http://www.wordpowerchallenge.com.
 
     EDITORS NOTE: Additional information on the state championship round can
 be found at http://www.rd.com/nwpc (click on "State Championship Event
 Information").
 
 SOURCE  Reader's Digest