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Firelands Challenge

The Firelands Challenge Program is an academic competition for high school students in north central Ohio.  The contests are based in part upon the students’ general scholastic knowledge in categories such as American Literature, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and World History.  In addition students are asked questions in special categories such as Current Events, Great Books, and Quotations.

The program was started in 1981 under the auspices of the Erie County Educational Service Center with eleven schools.  The Firelands Challenge Program has grown over the years and is now administered by the North Point Educational Service Center and has eighteen participating schools. 

There are six rounds of competition in the regular season of the Firelands Challenge Program. The final score for each team is the cumulative points earned by the team in the six matches in which it participated. The two teams with the highest cumulative totals automatically move ahead to the Championship Round. The third-, fourth-, and fifth-place teams move on to a Play-off Match. The team that wins this match proceeds to the Championship Round.

All three teams in the Championship Round start with no score and then accumulate points during the three championship matches. The Championship Round winner is the school team with the highest cumulative total in the three final matches.

Winning teams earn their schools monetary awards.  They also earn student scholarships from Bowling Green State University—Firelands.

Business and civic organization sponsorships are welcome to help sustain the Firelands Challenge Program.  Interested parties can contact the North Point Educational Service Center at (419) 627-3900.

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