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Edison, St. Paul leading way in Firelands Challenge

• Nov 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Edison High School’s academic team widened its lead in the Firelands Challenge competition with a convincing win in the second round of matches. Edison scored 62 points in defeating Danbury and Port Clinton. The team swept all of the questions in four categories: world history, mathematics, great books and physical science.

A close battle for second place in the standings continues between St. Paul High School and Monroeville High School. St. Paul holds a one point edge over Monroeville after winning its match against New London and Clyde. The team used balanced scoring in the first three segments of the match to earn 46 points. Monroeville scored 41 points in earn its win.

Huron’s Firelands Challenge team used a strong performance in front of its student body to move from a tie for eighth place into a tie for third place. The team answered both toss-up questions and picked up 12 bonus points on its way to victory with 59 points.

Firelands Challenge Round II Match Results

* St. Paul 46; New London 25; Clyde 19

* Perkins 30; Bellevue 29; Western Reserve 14

* Monroeville 41; Willard 31; Margaretta 28

* Edison 62; Danbury 23; Port Clinton 21

* Norwalk 42; Lakota 34; Sandusky 3

* Huron 59; South Central 19; St. Mary 6

Firelands Challenge cumulative standings for the top five schools:

1st: Edison 118

2nd: St. Paul 97

3rd: Huron 96 (tie)

3rd: Monroeville 96 (tie)

5th: Margaretta 73

The Firelands Challenge program is made possible with the support of area service organizations and businesses. Tenneco Inc. of Milan is a major sponsor. Other sponsors include Buckeye Broadband, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Johns Manville, the Norwalk Rotary Club, R&D Equipment Inc., Schlessman Seed Company, Whirlpool Corporation, and the Willard Rotary Club. Bowling Green State University, Firelands College also contributes by offering $1,000 scholarships to students from the top three schools in the competition.

The Firelands Challenge Program is sponsored by the North Point Educational Service Center. The center is a regional educational services provider that supports and assists 27 school systems and more than 38,000 students in north central Ohio.

Services include: special education programs, pupil auxiliary support, school improvement assistance, early childhood programs, gifted education programs, professional development activities, administrative consultation, curriculum development, and school data analysis.

For more information go to http://npesc.org/.

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