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USAO Gears up for Huge Spring Triad April 2


USAO’s Spring Triad, a combination of the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest, the Droverstock music festival and the statewide high school Scholastic Meet, is scheduled for April 2 on the USAO campus. Thousands of students of all ages are anticipated to participate in the day’s events. The Spring Triad is open to the public.

USAO Gears up for Huge Spring Triad April 2

 

 

The first Thursday in April holds special significance in Chickasha: USAO’s Spring Triad. The day-long festival on the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma campus features live music, colorful chalk art, food, a scholastic meet and more. This year’s Spring Triad is scheduled April 2.

Combining the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest, the Droverstock music festival and the statewide high school Scholastic Meet, the Spring Triad is a big hit for the university, Chickasha and surrounding communities. Last year’s event drew more than 2,500 participants to the campus.

The day begins with the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest, a colorful display that blankets the campus oval in vivid artwork by students of all ages. Contestants are issued a six-by-six-feet numbered square on the campus oval, and cash awards will be given in four different categories by the USAO art department. The chalk art contest is open to the public.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. An entrance fee of $10 is required at registration, and only sidewalk chalk art and other temporary media such as charcoal are allowed. Registration is issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Judging will begin at noon with an awards ceremony following at 1:30 p.m.

A full listing of rules and regulations for the Montmartre competition are available on the USAO website at www.usao.edu/news in the “Contests & Competitions” column. Additional information is available from Knapp by e-mail at facknappj@usao.edu or telephone at (405) 574-1303.

The Droverstock music festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with live bands from across Oklahoma. Various campus student clubs and organizations will be selling food at booths around the oval. Droverstock is free and open to the public.

The triad’s third event is the USAO Scholastic Meet. With upwards of 1,200 students competing in academic disciplines such as math, science, music, history and other subjects, the competition is the largest academic meet in the state.
Over the past 29 years, it has attracted high school students from 50 Oklahoma counties annually to the Chickasha campus in hopes of taking home trophies for their achievements.

More information about the Scholastic Meet is available on the USAO website www.usao.edu/news or from coordinator Dr. Darryel Reigh, professor of chemistry, by e-mail at dreigh@usao.edu.