An overall schedule of the competition is available for download below.
Events listed below are open to NHSMT team participants and friends. Official team members* will receive complimentary tickets to each event; others may pre-purchase tickets when they register on the site as team participants and observers.
Thursday, May 14: Pin Exchange
Enjoy a time of fun and adventure before the competition begins! The Pin Exchange will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, where teams can socialize, enjoy delicious Southern-style food, and trade mementos. Keep your eyes open for some special guests!
Friday, May 15: Downtown Scavenger Hunt
Teams will explore downtown Raleigh by taking part in a scavenger hunt of interesting locations, both obvious and more hidden. Take team "selfies" when you find the designated sites and post your photos to your special team folder (link will be provided). The top three teams will win prizes, and we'll share the best photos at the Awards ceremony. Along the way, enjoy dinner at designated local food trucks!
Saturday, May 16: Awards Gala and Dessert
After teams enjoy dinner on their own at one of the many nearby eateries, participants and observers will gather at the beautiful Raleigh Convention Center for dessert and Awards Gala. The Award-Winning company Creative Visions will make the occasion truly memorable! We have several distinguished speakers. Finally, individual award winners will be announced, and the National Champion will be proclaimed. The awards ceremony will be followed by a dance party.
* See the FAQ for a description of the "official team members."