HONDA CAMPUS ALL-STAR CHALLENGE
The best and brightest students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities compete for the HBCU National Quiz Championship
Celebrating Historically Black College and University (HBCU) academic achievement, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. Since 1989, the program has impacted the lives of over 125,000 HBCU students across 22 states. The 29th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament will take place this year on April 7-10.
Earning a spot at the National Championship Tournament is no easy feat. Over its 29-year history, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge has become a multi-generational community event. This year, more than 10,000 total student competitors representing 65 HBCUs vied for a spot by competing in seven qualifying tournaments held in early February. After tens of thousands of hours of practice, 48 teams emerged from the group, earning the opportunity to compete for the title of “National Champion” and a $75,000 institutional grant from Honda. Every team that participates receives a grant.
In this satellite interview, former national champion and current host, Tom Cunningham, will discuss the program and how it benefits HCBUs across the nation. He’ll be joined by two of this year’s student competitors who will share what the HCASC means to them and their school. For more information on the 2018 HCASC, including a full list of the 48 qualifying teams, visit hcasc.com.
MORE ABOUT TOM CUNNINGHAM:
Thomas Cunningham played in 1991 and 1992 for the HCASC team at Florida A&M, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. During that time, Tom snagged All-Star honors and helped clench the championship in FAMU’s first appearance at the National Championship Tournament.
MORE ABOUT ALEXANDRA WARNIER:
Alexandra Warnier is the manager of Corporate Social Responsibility where she oversees Corporate Community Relations, the American Honda Foundation (AHF) and the Honda Philanthropy Office of the Americas (HPOA). She oversees the allocation of grants to nonprofits in the areas of youth and science education, and coordinates, collects and tracks information on Honda’s national philanthropy efforts.
Warnier graduated from Stanford University with honors in French Studies. She completed an Honors’ Thesis on the constitutional evolution of the French executive branch. Warnier received a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.
MORE ABOUT HONDA CAMPUS ALL-STAR CHALLENGE:
Celebrating HBCU academic achievement, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. Since 1989, the program has impacted the lives of over 125,000 HBCU students across 22 states. Through Honda Campus All-Star Challenge and Honda Battle of the Bands, an annual marching band showcase, Honda has awarded more than $12 million to support music and educational programs at America’s HBCUs.
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