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Quest Academic Competition MedalsQUEST is Trident Technical College’s annual academic competition. It is open to Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester public school students in grades 6-12. The competition was developed by TTC to promote academic excellence, provide an academic challenge to students, and recognize top students, teachers and schools.

This day-long competition is held in the spring on Main Campus. Students compete in mathematics, science, social studies, composition, public speaking and visual arts. Special competitions may include automotive, computer aided design, computer programming, culinary, engineering design and construction, languages, video/film and welding. QUEST is a college-wide event, with faculty, staff and student volunteers.

A Quest Coordinator is designated by the principal of each school. The coordinator is responsible for registering all students participating in individual and team competitions.

2018 Quest Winners

Students from 41 public schools throughout the tri-county area battled for top honors at the 32nd Annual Quest Academic Competition held March 3 at Trident Technical College.

Students participated in four levels of competition: Level I-grade 6, Level II-grades 7-8, Level III-grades 9-10 and Level IV-grades 11-12. Students competed and earned points in team competitions in math, science and social studies, and in individual competitions including composition, public speaking and visual arts. Schools whose students earned the most total points won overall awards at each level. Special competitions that did not contribute points toward the overall awards were held in automotive, computer aided design, computer programming, culinary, engineering design and construction, French, horticulture, Spanish, video/film and welding.

Overall awards were given to 12 schools. At Level I (grade 6) Camp Road Middle School won first place, Moultrie Middle School placed second and Buist Academy for Advanced Studies finished in third place. At Level II (grades 7-8) Rollings Middle School of the Arts took top honors, while Thomas C. Cario Middle School and Westview Middle School tied for second place. At Level III (grades 9-10) Ashley Ridge High School won first place, Academic Magnet High School placed second and Hanahan High School placed third. At Level IV (grades 11-12) Ashley Ridge High School and Academic Magnet High School repeated with first and second place, respectively, while Wando High School finished third.

Approximately 1,100 students participated in this year’s Quest. The competition was developed by TTC to promote academic excellence, provide an academic challenge to students, and recognize top students, teachers and schools.