Winston Salem Christian School hosts first Amazing Shake Competition
Winston Salem, NC (Feb 7, 2020) – On March 5, 2020 Winston Salem Christian School will host its first Amazing Shake Competition, a contest that places an emphasis on teaching students manners, discipline, respect, and professional conduct. Through the Amazing Shake, a competition originally created by the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, students are introduced to the nuances of professional human interaction as they are taught various skills such as how to give a proper handshake, how to provide high-quality answers in interviews, and how to remain composed under pressure.
At the end of the contest, the school aims to prepare their students to present themselves exceptionally well for opportunities today as well as those that will come in the future.
At Winston Salem Christian School nearly 60 students will experience numerous tests and challenges as they interact with community professionals from local businesses in “The Gauntlet,” a creative course consisting of approximately 20stations. At each station, students will have 60 seconds to provide their best display of professional tact with the hope of earning respectable scores from the community judges. After the conclusion of the Gauntlet, the top 10 students will move onto subsequent rounds, which include “working the room” with executives, engaging in round-robin style speed questioning, and delivering speeches in a tense setting
After undergoing several rounds with each requiring their own level of critical thinking, the winner of the Winston Salem Christian School Amazing Shake Competition will be named. Once the champion is chosen, they will be registered to compete against the top performers from across the world in the Ron Clark Academy’s Amazing Shake National Competition in April 2020.
“By hosting our first Amazing Shake competition, we are hoping to partner with amazing business leaders of Winston Salem to train up the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders. We also are excited to encourage our students to step outside of their comfort zone and discover what they’re capable of even in the most nerve-racking situations,” said Director of Development Elizabeth Broughton.
The Winston Salem Christian School Amazing Shake Competition will take place at Winston Salem Christian School located at 3730 University Parkway Winston Salem, NC 27106. To see footage from the competition, follow our school’s social media pages on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wscslions , Instagram at @wscslions, or Twitter at @wscslions