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Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday
Five local teams compete for head of the class
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As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in elementary school.

Tuesday's "Are You Smarter than a 10-year-old" competition allows adult teams to try to be the head of the class by answering questions from the state's third, fourth and fifth grade curriculums.

The contest benefits the Reading Education Association of Dawson County, which aims to educate the community through a variety of learning opportunities from youth to adults.

"It's really an exciting and fun time," said Sandy Lipkowitz, the association's executive director. "The five teams will go up and answer questions in the first half and then we'll have a brief intermission. Then the same teams will go up to answer questions the second time, which adds a little strategy."

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Dawson County Middle School's auditorium.

This year's teams are Dawson County Adult Education Center, Dawsonville Lions Club, Correct Health, Lanier Technical College and Northeast Georgia Health System.

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.

Local attorney Clint Bearden is the event's emcee and live auctioneer, while Superior Court Judge Jason Deal and Magistrate Judge Tony Tarnacki will review the answers for accuracy.

Admission is free.

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