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MSC-Norwich Halo Tournament a success

NORWICH, N.Y. – Sixteen teams from local high schools competed in the first-ever Halo 2 Tournament at Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus on March 3.

The teams of four traveled from as far as Rome and Canastota to play the popular Xbox video game on a big screen with high definition projectors.

Winning teams were:
Fannybasher, from Rome, won first place, collecting $150. The second place prize of $100 went to The Real Deal, of Norwich. New Hartford team, 187, won third place and $50.

Tournament organizer and Norwich Campus Computer Services Technician/Library Assistant, Brian Teft, considered the inaugural tournament a success.

“Feedback from the competitors was overwhelmingly positive, and most are eagerly awaiting future tournaments,” he said.

The Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in business, computer technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, early childhood and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus. The Norwich Campus also offers a range of non-credit/community education courses, customized training, and conference services. For more information, call (607) 334-5144 or visit

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.