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Bible Bowl tournament at Milligan College

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (June 6, 2006) —Hundreds of young people from the region as well as across the nation have spent months studying Scripture from the Bible to compete in the summer conference Bible Bowl held at Milligan College June 5-8.

Over 250 participants, youth ministers and team leaders make up the 43 teams. The Bible Bowl competition promotes fun fellowship while learning Scripture. Bible Bowlers compete by answering questions accurately and quickly. All questions for the quizzing program are about the Bible. Winners in certain categories will receive Bible Bowl college scholarships upon admission to Milligan College.

Eight Milligan graduates and current students serve as directors of Bible Bowl: Randall Moore, a recent Milligan graduate from Worthington, Ohio; Ashley Rolston, a recent graduate from Louisville, Ky.; Julie Roche, also a recent graduate from Cass City, Mich.; Brian Rossen, a Milligan graduate from Dallas, Texas; Austin Turner, a pre-med biology major from Franklin, Tenn.; Jessica Li, an accounting major from Worthington, Ohio; Courtney Hosp, a history major from Austin, Minn.; and Michael Traylor, a pre-med student from Franklin, Tenn. They are all former Bible Bowl members and have worked for months organizing and preparing questions for the Bible Bowlers.

“My goal is to put on the best college Bible Bowl tournament of the summer and to give back to the Bible Bowl program by doing everything I can to help provide a fun and competitive tournament,” said Roche.

Rossen, who has been involved with Bible Bowl since the sixth grade, agrees.

“The churches that come to Milligan’s Bible Bowl tournament find it to be one of the most fun and enjoyable college tournaments during the summer. Being involved as a director allows me to help ensure that the tournament will be a great time for everyone who comes,” said Rossen.

In addition to competing in Bible Bowl, Bible Bowlers will experience college life by living in the dorms and eating in the cafeteria. They will also enjoy sports, swimming and some local activities.

“We are proud of the servant leadership demonstrated by the college student directors,” said Nathan Flora, campus minister and director of summer programs. “It is joy to see these former Bible Bowlers come to Milligan College and then direct this tournament that serves hundreds of high school students and churches nationwide with excellence.“

This is the 41st year for Bible Bowl. Each year hundreds of teams all around the United States study over the course of a 10-11 month period. Teams compete monthly on a local level. There are several summer tournaments held at Christian colleges during the weeks leading up to the National Tournament. At the end of the year, many of these teams travel to the National Bible Bowl Tournament held June 27- 30 in Louisville, Ky. Top achievers are awarded trophies and scholarships to Christian and Bible colleges.

For more information about Bible Bowl, please contact Nathan Flora, Milligan College campus minister, at 423.461.8748, or visit www.biblebowl.com.

For more information about all summer camps/events at Milligan College, call 423.461.8764.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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