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Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday
Locals compete for head of the class
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As adults, we’d all like to think we’re smarter than a 10-year-old.


On Tuesday, 10 local teams will compete to see who will be head of the class in the fourth annual Are you Smarter than a 10-year-old competition.


A fundraiser for the Reading Education Association of Dawson County, the event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Dawson County Middle School’s auditorium.


“Even though there will be a winner [bragging rights] for the evening’s contest, the real winners are those students who stay in school and graduate, as well as those adults who make the decision to go back to school, finish their education and obtain their GED,” said Sandy Lipkowitz, the association’s executive director.


Last year, the Dawson County Woman’s Club team, made up of Pat Cavanaugh, Jan Connell and Duane Wallace, breezed through their questions and were named the winners.


“I do think READ is just an amazing program and does so much for our county,” Connell said last year. “It’s a lot of fun to support it in that way.”


The contest mimicks Jeff Foxworthy’s quiz show — “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader,” with two fifth graders from each of the county’s elementary schools on stage to help out if the questions are too difficult.


Proceeds from the event benefit READ’s local literacy initiatives, which aim to educate the community through a variety of learning opportunities from youth to adults.


A portion of the event’s proceeds will go toward a scholarship for a graduating Dawson County High School senior this spring.


Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children or no more than $15 for a family.


For more information, call (706) 579-1771.