BJU Students Named SCSHA Praxis Bowl Champions

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 1, 2016) – Four Bob Jones University communication disorders students became the first-ever South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA) Praxis Bowl Champions by competing in the Praxis Bowl, which was held during the SCSHA’s annual convention Feb. 26. The competition was designed to assist students as they prepare for the Praxis examination in speech-language pathology.

BJU’s team was comprised of junior Alexandria Hill of Greenville, post-graduate student Ben Nicholas of Mauldin, senior Joshua Webber of Blue Springs, Missouri and senior Nicole Palmer of Tappen, British Columbia. Palmer was also recognized as having the fourth highest individual score amongst the 30 contestants. The BJU students competed against mostly graduate speech-language pathology students from South Carolina State University and the University of South Carolina.

“We are so proud of our undergraduate students for participating in this competition against a number of graduate students from other colleges and universities,” says Hannah Benge, a speech language pathologist and faculty member in BJU’s communication disorders program. “Their outstanding performance showcases the knowledge they have gained at BJU. We look forward to their continuing in the field and helping to meet the need for qualified speech-language pathologists.”

As the winners of the Praxis Bowl, the students will also be featured in SCSHA’s “In-Touch” Magazine.