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2018 Invitational Scholastic Contest

April 5, 2018

annual Invitational Scholastic Contest is an opportunity for area middle schools, high schools, and their individual students to compete academically in a variety of categories. These categories range from accounting to physics, and several in between.

Participating schools are separated into three divisions based on the Average Daily Membership (ADM) as published by the Secondary School Activities Association. As defined by the Association-

  • Schools with an ADM of 109.99 or fewer will be in Division I
  • Schools with an ADM of 110.00 to 184.99 will be in Division II
  • Schools with an ADM of 185.00 or more will be in Division III 

Awards

High school seniors who place first will be awarded a $600 scholarship ($300 per semester) for tuition and fees to attend Eastern the next academic year. Two or more contestants per test must participate in order for a scholarship to be awarded. Individual participants will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals (first, second, and third place, respectively) while earning points for their school. Participating schools compete for the top honors in each of the three divisions. 

School awards for each division will be:

Sweepstakes - School with the largest number of points
First Runner-Up - School with the second largest number of points
Second Runner-Up - School with the third largest number of points

In the event of a divisional tie, the trophy will be awarded to the school with the largest number of entries.

The point system to determine winners is as follows:
Test Placing 1 2 3 4 5
Points Awarded 8 5 3 2 1

Click here for a complete list of contest winners by division since 1980.

Information for Participants

Please use the links below to register for the event beforehand, determine the location of each test and view the results afterwards.

Registration        Test Location        Results

Lunch

Lunch for students will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria at a cost of $6.50 or from the Cyber Cafe at the prices posted (entrees range from $2.50 to $4.50, drinks and sides extra).  

Sponsors and bus drivers are invited to be guests of Eastern for lunch beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria near the President's Dining Room. 

Rules

  • Sponsors must notify contest officials concerning substitution of alternates between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the competition. Contest officials will be located in the sponsors' room in the Tourtellotte Student Center.
  • Each contestant shall be a bona fide enrollee of the school represented and must be in grades 8-12.
  • The number of contestants is limited to one per school in each test. 
  • No student may enter more than one test at any one time. 
  • No student may enter any two tests which are sequential in skill, i.e. Algebra I and Algebra II.
  • Contestants must show admittance card to proctor when entering test room and may leave a test room only when released by the test room proctor. No admittance after the test begins. 
  • Results of the contest will be posted the day of the contest in the sponsors' lounge, later that day at the Results link above, and will also be promptly mailed to each participating school.
  • All students MUST furnish a sharpened No. 2 lead pencil.

Campus Map & Tours

A campus map is available to help students and guests navigate to their destination. College personnel will be available to conduct campus tours. For tour arrangements, contact the Enrollment Center at 918-465-1771.

Contact

For more information, contact:

Marci O'Donley
918-465-1723

Tests

Accounting
Questions cover a basic knowledge of accounting rule and principals. Topics include but are not limited to:
1. Financial statements, trial balance and worksheets
2. Asset, liability and equity transactions
3. Classification and placement of accounts
4. Rules regarding debits and credits
5. Adjusting entries.

Algebra I
For students enrolled in Algebra I during the current academic year. Covers all of Algebra I from simple equations to quadratic equations. Use of hand-held calculators will be permitted.
Algebra II
For students enrolled in Algebra II during current academic year. Covers all of high school Algebra II with some application problems and definitions. Use of hand-held calculators will be permitted.
American History
Covers American history from the early beginning of America to the present.

American Literature
Measures familiarity with the prose and poetry written in the United States from colonial times to the present. Questions will require knowledge of major literary works, their characters, plots, settings, themes, and other important characteristics. Some questions will call for information about the historical and social settings of a work, its author and the influence on the author, or its relation to other literary works and traditions. Students must be familiar with literary terminology.

Biology
Covers biological concepts such as cell structure and function, DNA structure and function, energy flow, basic genetics, plant form and function, anatomy, functional systems and diversity of the animal kingdom, human anatomy and physiology, basic ecological concepts and evolutionary theory.
Business Mathematics
Covers the fundamental operations of arithmetic: common and decimal fractions, applications of percentage with emphasis on cash and trade discounts, depreciation, bank reconciliation, inventory evaluation, and simple and compound interest and bank discount.

Chemistry
Covers theory, descriptive material and problem solving. Emphasis is on use of the metric system, naming of ionic and binary compounds, atomic structure, thermo-
chemistry, ideal gas law, features and trends of the Periodic Table, chemical bonding, and stoichiometry. Hand-held calculators are recommended but Scientific Calculators will not be permitted.

Computer Science
Deals with the basic concepts and terminology of data processing and networking including software and hardware. Logic and Structured Design will also be included avoiding any references to a particular programming language. Because of the limited number of computers available, Computer Science will be limited to 60 students on a first received, first entered basis. (20 per session)

Democracy-American Government
Covers American Government from the time of the American Revolution to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the Constitutional Convention, the functions of the three (3) branches of government, the Bill of Rights (particularly the First Amendment), and the Civil Rights Act of 1957, 1960 and 1964.
Economics
Students should be familiar with the common economic issue of how people satisfy their unlimited wants and desires with limited resources. Students should possess a working knowledge of market equilibrium and the laws regarding market supply and demand. In addition, students should be able to draw reasonable conclusions of how fiscal and monetary policies strive to stimulate economic growth while suppressing inflation and unemployment as depicted by the fluctuations found within the business cycle.

Elementary Spanish
Measures basic proficiency in Elementary Spanish concepts such as 1. basic greetings and expressions of courtesy; 2. identifying people, places, and things (ser); 3. asking and answering simple questions; 4. expressing time of day/date; 5. describing habitual actions using present tense verbs; 6. describing likes and dislikes (gustar), 7. expressing physical and mental states (estar/tener); 8. Latin American countries and their capitals; 9. giving commands (imperative); and 10. prominent Hispanic personalities.
(No Heritage Speakers......where Spanish is spoken in the home)

English Composition: Expository
Writing an essay on a subject of interest and concern to high school students will be required. Essay will be evaluated on structure and organization, development of paragraphs, use of transitions, content and support of the thesis, grammar, usage and mechanics.
All essays will be read, but ONLY THE TOP FIVE ESSAYS in each division will be ranked and given a score.
English Composition: Short Fiction
A creative response to an opening scene containing dialogue, setting, character or conflict will be required. Evaluation will be on originality and creativity. Contestants must demonstrate familiarity with components of effective description and narration.
All compositions will be read, but ONLY THE TOP FIVE in each division will be ranked and given a score.

English Grammar and Usage
Covers components of grammar, standard English usage and mechanics directly related to effective writing. Materials covered will be from English handbooks and glossaries of usage.
English Literature
Designed to measure familiarity with the prose and poetry written in English from the age of Beowulf to the mid-twentieth century. Knowledge of major literary works, their characters, plots, settings, and themes will be required. Some information about historical and social settings of a work, its author and the influence on the author, or its relation to other literary works and traditions will be required.

Forestry
A two-part exam consisting of a multiple choice and true-false questions taken from The Forest Trees of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Ag Ed Core curriculum, and Forestry Handbook by Karl F. Wenger. The second part of the exam will be a lab practical consisting of identification, calculations and/or measurements.

General Business
Consists of general questions and problems concerning survey of basic principles, forms and practices involved in the administration of the business firm.
General Science
For Students currently enrolled in a first-year general science, physical science (not chemistry or physics), or earth science course.
Covers energy, motion, chemistry, radioactivity, electricity, electromagnetic waves, sounds, astronomy, geology, and meteorology.
Use of hand-held calculators will be permitted.
Journalism
Objective portion - covers the fundamental processes and theory of journalism, electronic media and photography.

Written portion - Involves lead writing from news facts supplied within the test and will be evaluated on summary lead concepts, news styles, organization, development, transitions, and grammatical mechanics.

Medical Terminology
Covers basic concepts and communication tools used with all of the health professions. General interpretation of medical words.
Music History and Literature
For students currently participating in a music activity or study.
Music Theory
For students currently participating in a music activity or study.

Oklahoma History
Covers the history of Oklahoma from the beginning to the present.
Physics
Covers the topics of metric units of measurement, force, motion, energy, heat waves, light, electricity, and modern physics. Questions selected are from theory, concepts and problems of physics on the level taught in Oklahoma high schools. Formulas will be provided.
Hand-held calculators are recommended.

Plane Geometry
For students enrolled in Plane Geometry during current academic year. Skill sequence with Trigonometry. Covers axioms, postulates and theorems of Euclidean Plane Geometry. Requires algebraic skills and definitions of the trigonometric functions. Use of hand-held calculators will be permitted.
Spelling
Contestants will select correctly spelled words taken from the standard “most commonly misspelled word” list. Usage in sentences, paragraphs, and multiple choice groups will be included.
Trigonometry
For students enrolled in Trigonometry during current academic year. Covers right and oblique triangles, identities and graphing.
Use of hand-held calculators will be permitted.



World History

Covers world history from ancient times to the present.
Vocabulary
Measures the student’s degree of reading vocabulary proficiency. Covers 75 words typical of those recognized by a college-bound student.

Word Processing
Participants should be well prepared in the production of business forms which may include letters, memorandums or tabulated materials from rough draft and/or unarranged copy. Microsoft Word 2013 will be the software used. Results will be based on mailable copy, knowledge of business documents and MS Word 2013 features. Students will be required to save documents to a folder. There will be two parts to the test: written and production. This contest will be limited to 20 participants on a first-received, first-entered basis.