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Champion of Champions Academic Challenge 5-8 Competition

On Tuesday, December 5 the air was filled with anticipation as the Champions from every grade level across four counties arrived at the Cedar Point Center of the BGSU FIrelands Campus in Huron, Ohio for the Champion of champions Academic Challenge 5-8 Competition.  An enthusiastic audience of parents, grandparents, school officials  and friends were present to "root" them on.

In this final competition a new category of Fine Arts is added to the regular six, giving it one more twist for knowledge. Literature questions still from the assigned books of The Boys in the Boat by Brown and How They Choked by Bragg started the competitive questions. Math, Science, Social Studies, and Geography quickly followed . Fine Arts then appeared, and Miscellaneous, that included questions on the NHL which is in its 100th season of play, completed each round. 

After four rounds at each grade level the scores were close, but there were no ties and the results were as follows:

5th Grade
1st Huron  37 pts
2nd Danbury 25 pts
3rd Norwalk 23 pts
4th Woodmoore 19 pts
6th Grade
1st Edison 33 pts
2nd Oak Harbor 32 pts
3rd Clyde 22 pts
4th Norwalk 21 pts
7th Grade
1st Edison 37 pts
2nd Norwalk Catholic 28 pts
3rd Woodmoore 22 pts
4th Oark Harbor 21 pts
8th Grade
1st Perkins 39 pts
2nd Clyde 27 pts
3rd Norwalk 24 pts
4th Port Clinton 23 pts

Each team member is awarded a medal on a neck ribbon and the schools are awarded a trophy for their display.

It is interesting every year to see what is known, and not known in the material, and to witness the good teamwork among students as they share their knowledge and ideas. The opportunity for public speaking experience, appropriate showmanship, increased curiosity, and sportsmanship are all by products for the participants.

Our goal in the Academic Challenge 5-8 is to give students who want to go beyond the classroom  an opportunity to do just that.

I encourage all to attend a county match, or come to the championship match for an informative and enjoyable experience. For more information and pictures click here.

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