Happy hour to benefit in-need students

A benefit to support TUSD student athletes and artists in financial need will be held Wednesday.

Proceeds from the "I'll Eat and Drink to That" happy hour and meal special will go to the Educational Enrichment Foundation's Interscholastic Scholarship program.

In March, O'Malleys On Fourth opened its taps in support of the benefit. On Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., the Hotel Congress' Tap Room and Cup Cafe will host it with various specials.

The Tap Room and Cup Cafe are at 311 E. Congress.

The scholarship program supports academically eligible, financially in-need students attending TUSD high schools by paying their state-mandated $50 interscholastic participation fee to engage in team sports and other organized activities.

Free ACT practice test helps gauge readiness

A free ACT practice test will be offered Saturday for college-bound students.

Provided by the company College Nannies & Tutors, the test is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to gauge their achievement levels and readiness for college entrance exams.

Suggestions for study plans also will be provided to students interested in increasing their scores.

The test will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The College Nannies & Tutors Learning Center is at 7619 N. Oracle Road, suite 113.

To register, call 262-0177 or send an email to cnickel@collegenannies.com. Registration closes at 3 p.m. Friday.

Sophomore competing in Math Olympiad

A Sonoran Science Academy 10th-grader will compete this week in the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad.

Joshua Sloane qualified for one of 222 slots based on his American Math Competition score and his American Invitational Mathematics Examination result.

The competition, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday, is the last hurdle to possible selection for the national team.

Teachers can win technology for class

Arizona teachers can apply to win a dream classroom outfitted with the latest in education technology.

CCS, the largest integrator of audio and visual equipment in the Southwest, is funding the contest.

Winning submissions will offer the best integration of education technology to improve teaching methods while introducing new programs.

The deadline for submissions is Friday. The application is available online at www.classroomtoolz.com/grants.cfm

Compiled by Alexis Huicochea. Contact Huicochea at ahuicochea@azstarnet.com or 573-4175.