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Cheyney University Team Participates in Honda Challenge in LA

April 9, 2013

Cheyney University's 2013 Honda Challenge Team from left to right, Joshua Hughes, Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) Dean Dr. Tara Kent, Emmanuel Tyler, team coach Dr. Hazel Spears, Travonya Kenly, and Holland Culbreath

Cheyney University's 2013 Honda Challenge Team from left to right, Joshua Hughes, Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) Dean Dr. Tara Kent, Emmanuel Tyler, team coach Dr. Hazel Spears, Travonya Kenly, and Holland Culbreath

Congratulations to Cheyney University's 2013 Honda Challenge Team. Keystone Honors Academy (KHA) Dean Dr. Tara Kent and team coach Dr. Hazel Spears, traveled with the team to Los Angeles to participate in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). CU team members Holland Culbreath, Emmanuel Tyler, Joshua Hughes and Travonya Kenly played exceptionally well and earned two wins. The team also won a $3,000 grant for its performance, which goes to next year’s program. The team will return to campus from Los Angeles late tomorrow night.

According to information provided by HCASC the fast-paced, suspenseful competition tested the students’ abilities to quickly and accurately answer questions on a broad range of topics including world history, science, literature, religion, art, social sciences, popular culture and African-American history and culture. Morgan State University secured the top prize of $50,000 in university grants and all 48 schools were awarded grants. In total, Honda provided more than $300,000 in grants to participating schools. 

Since 1989, HCASC has brought together the nation’s best and brightest academic competitors from America’s top HBCUs. Throughout its history, HCASC has been the only annual academic competition between the nation’s HBCUs, touching more than 100,000 students and awarding more than $7 million in grants.