Woolfolk School graduate students take first place at statewide Praxis Bowl

Three graduate students from OLLU’s Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders took first place at the statewide Praxis Bowl hosted during the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention held in Austin over the weekend.

Second-year graduate students Megan Bianchi, Xavierana (Sam) Parisi, and Christopher Puariea are the members of the winning team. They were mentored by Praxis Bowl faculty representative, Dr. Christine Carmichael.

Each year at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention, speech-language pathology graduate programs throughout Texas compete in the Praxis Bowl. The speech-language pathology Praxis exam is a national exam that speech-language pathologists must pass to be licensed as speech-language pathologists across all states and to be nationally certified as speech-language pathologists by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Praxis Bowl consists of multiple-choice questions taken from practice exams that are similar to questions found on the Praxis exam. Teams are awarded first, second and third place by obtaining the highest scores for answering questions correctly.

Xavierana (Sam) Parisi, Christopher Puariea and Megan Bianchi are the statewide Praxis Bowl Champions.