Androscoggin County high school juniors and seniors are in for a treat. Instead of stressing over forms based on academic and financial merit, the local Chamber of Commerce is offering them an opportunity to win a scholarship by playing a board game.

At 8 a.m. on Sat., April 3, Edward Little High School in Auburn is opening its doors to the “OPI Consulting Androscoggin-opoly Scholarship Challenge.” Major sponsor OPI Consulting’s Art Boulay and Chamber Board Chair Ron Lebel of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott agree that this concept is an exciting and fun way for students to compete for post-secondary education scholarships.

“Androscoggin-opoly is a new board game based on our own County’s business community,” said Boulay. “Students play the game, learn about local business, and have a chance to win money toward their education.”

The day-long event will highlight businesses featured on the Androscoggin-opoly board which will be providing give-aways, periodic drawings for prizes, food, and beverages throughout the day. Each participating student will receive a t-shirt. Winners of the first game round will receive the Androscoggin-opoly game itself.

“All participants play toward the ultimate goal of a $1000 scholarship for the grand prize winner with three $250 scholarships for second, third, and fourth place winners,” Lebel pointed out. “It will be a day of fun-filled competition and the only form they’ll have to fill out is to register!”

Chip Morrison, President of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce commented, “Our Chamber, through its members, is well known for scholarship contributions to our area students. The OPI Consulting Androscoggin-opoly Scholarship Challenge adds another way our members provide opportunities for our potential future business leaders.”

All high school juniors and seniors in Androscoggin County are encouraged to enter the competition and play the game on April 3. For more information contact the Chamber at 783-2249.

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