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ScholarPuzzle 2008

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 26, 2008 by Steve Lang

I have created a new puzzle contest to benefit education in Nevada – this time with the intent to create at least one scholarship for a deserving Nevada high school graduate.After the success of the first treasure hunt in 2006 benefiting the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) program for the Carson City School District(very much fun, in that it had entrants traveling all around Carson City solving the puzzles and hopefully learning a bit about the local history) I wanted to create another fund-raising puzzle-based event, with a slightly different twist. This time, I wanted the solving process to be such that the people working to solve the puzzle can do so entirely at home – a complete armchair event.

This event is also designed to benefit education: to enable – or better enable – a high school graduate’s ability to continue his or her education. The proceeds from the event will be used to fund a scholarship (or more than one, depending on the amount raised) for a Nevada resident to help defray the costs of a college education.

The puzzle is a single page document, from which the solver is to derive the answer to the question: “Who?” The entry fee to participate in the contest is $10, with the proceeds split between the person solving the puzzle getting 40% and the eventual recipient of the scholarship 60%. Here is a small image of the puzzle:
ScholarPuzzle 2008

Yeah, it’s small all right!

The full-size puzzle is available for download as a PDF from another site. You get the link when I get the entry fee! 🙂

To enter the contest, send me $10 either by using PayPal to send the money to, or by mailing a check to:

Puzzle Entry
4201 Meadow Wood Rd
Carson City, NV, 89703

After April 28, puzzles can continue to be obtained as described above, and can also be obtained at Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City.

Everyone is encouraged to donate additional money for the scholarship fund. Any money received above to the $10 base entry fee is added to the scholarship fund entirely.

Several people have contributed extra funds to the scholarship fund already. To those, I give a heartfelt thanks.