The Erie Huron Ottawa Educational Service Center sponsored an Academic Challenge competition in April in each of its three counties.
All districts were invited to participate. These competitions brought together the best and the brightest students from each county in grades five through eight. The matches were fun and spirited. They brought out the best in each student. The knowledge that was displayed by the teams was most impressive.
These county competitions determined the grade level champions for each grade and these champions came together on April 19 to compete and take part in the second Tri-County Academic Challenge Championships. The teams competing by grade and county were:
Erie County: fifth grade, Huron; sixth grade, Huron; seventh grade, Berlin-Milan; eighth grade, Perkins.
Huron County: fifth grade, Norwalk; sixth grade, Norwalk; seventh grade, Norwalk Catholic; eighth grade, South Central.
Ottawa County: fifth grade, Port Clinton Bataan; sixth grade, Put-in-Bay; seventh grade, Oak Harbor; eighth grade, Oak Harbor.
These matches exceeded the level of competition compared to the qualifying rounds. The students were prepared and focused and their level of knowledge was superior. Each team is truly a champion. Unfortunately someone has to lose to declare a champion so the second Tri-Community champion for the grades five through eight are as follows: fifth grade, Norwalk; sixth grade, Norwalk; seventh grade, Norwalk Catholic; eighth grade, Perkins.