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College "burnout" tradition marks end of school year

WAHPETON, N.D. - Students here will be burning rubber this afternoon to mark the end of the year. North Dakota State College of Science students are celebrating Agawasie Day, a tradition held each year before finals. The biggest crowd pleaser is ...

WAHPETON, N.D. - Students here will be burning rubber this afternoon to mark the end of the year.

North Dakota State College of Science students are celebrating Agawasie Day, a tradition held each year before finals.

The biggest crowd pleaser is the burnout contest, which involves students spinning their rear tires, producing smoke and an acrid smell all over campus, said Michael Johnson, director of student life at NDSCS.

"The objective is to spin your tires long enough and hot enough so they blow up," Johnson said.

Last year, the event drew 72 participants and about 1,000 spectators. The day also includes a car show, stereo contest and other activities.

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Agawasie Day began at NDSCS as the day the Agawasie yearbook was distributed on campus. The yearbook was discontinued in 2004, but the day has lived on as an end-of-year celebration.

Also on campus today are the state Board of Higher Education and a team from the Higher Learning Commission that is evaluating the campus for accreditation.

"They're going to get to see our campus culture," Johnson said.

Read more in Friday's Forum.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Amy Dalrymple at (701) 241-5590

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