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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.

2017 Quest Winners

Students from 37 public schools throughout the tri-county area battled for top honors at the 31st Annual Quest Academic Competition held March 4 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 in 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, French, horticulture, Spanish, video/film and welding.

Overall awards were given to 12 schools. At Level I (grade 6) Rollings Middle School of the Arts won first place, Gregg Middle School placed second and Sangaree Middle School finished in third place. At Level II (grades 7-8) Thomas C. Cario Middle School took top honors, while Buist Academy for Advanced Studies and Rollings Middle School of the Arts tied for second place. At Level III (grades 9-10) Ashley Ridge High School won first place, Academic Magnet High School placed second and Goose Creek High School finished in third place. At Level IV (grades 11-12) Academic Magnet won first place, Ashley Ridge High School placed second and Cane Bay High School took third place.

Approximately 1,000 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.

Quest Individual and Team School Winners with Photos (PDF)