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Alaska in the Form of a Question

Students Cram for the Annual Trivia Contest

Anchorage, Alaska – Nov. 4, 2010 – Book smarts meet street smarts as Anchorage seventh graders prepare for the annual Big Wild Life™ Trivia Contest sponsored by the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB ) on Nov. 16, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center. Student champions drawn from the city’s middle schools will flex their Anchorage knowledge in the final competition.

The students will be peppered with questions relating to Anchorage’s geography, history and attractions by master of ceremonies Cary Carrigan. The winners will be awarded prizes from ACVB members.  The winner gets a Tastee Freez ice cream party for their entire class.  Other prizes this year were generously donated by:

· Central Middle School of Science

· School Business Partnership Program ASD

· Anchorage Convention and Visitor's Bureau

· Title Wave Books

· Alaska Experience Theatre

· The Bake Shop at Alyeska Resort

· Alaska Wildland Adventures

· Alaska Railroad

· The Alaska SeaLife Center

· Bear Tooth Theatre

· Bear & Raven Adventure Theater

· Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

· Kenai Fjords Tours - Alaska Heritage Tours

· Major Marine Tours

 

Students in teacher Michael Warren’s School Business Partnership class at Central Middle School work behind the scenes for several months each year to organize the Big Wild Life™ Trivia Contest. The students handle all aspects of the event, including booking facilities at the Egan Center, scheduling entertainment, serving as timekeepers and event planners, inviting the media to come to the contest and serving as the ACVB critters.

The Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (ACVB) mission is to attract and serve visitors to the Municipality of Anchorage as a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO). ACVB’s marketing functions are funded by one-third of the bed tax collected by lodging associations. One-third goes to the Municipality’s general fund, and one-third to service the bond debt and operations of the Anchorage Convention Centers. ACVB receives no state or federal funds. 2010 marks ACVB’s 35th year of bringing business to Anchorage. Explore www.Anchorage.net for more information.

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