Education digest — March 3

Muleshoe team places fifth at challenge

Muleshoe High School’s academic challenge team took fifth place at the Area 5 Academic Challenge, according to a news release.

Sixteen teams from across west Texas and south plains competed in the event organized by the Texas Association of Community Schools and held at MHS.

The fifth place award came with a $786 college scholarship.

The competition consists of four rounds of five questions each student is asked to answer and each student has 15 seconds to answer.

The team also placed eighth in the at-large competition to qualify for the state contest.