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standoutscholars.com

March 23rd, 2009 by admin
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standoutscholars.com is the official website of the Scholastic Games high school quiz , a radio program designed to be both entertaining and informative.  It has showcased outstanding students in Lorain County, Ohio, since 1990.

LINKS:  You may listen to or download recent programs (below), read about the programs history and philosophy, and review the format and rules with sample questions.

weollogo2-08The program is heard locally on WEOL radio (AM 930),  Mondays between 6 and 7 p.m. local time (most weeks) from January through May.  After broadcast the programs are archived here.  The program is produced under the auspices of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County,ESC-logo and supported by grants from the Nordson Corporation Foundation, education funds managed by the Community Foundation of Lorain County, and the Nord Family Foundation.  Check out the list of recipients of the STANDOUT SCHOLAR AWARD, an honorarium of $50 for each program, designated to the student who contributes the most to his or her academic team.  Links are also provided to the  Ohio colleges and universities that participate in the Scholastic Games TUITION CREDIT AWARD PROGRAM, the procedures for which are described in detail including the forms sent to educational institutions.

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SG14-17 Championship Broadcast 2014

May 22nd, 2014 by admin
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AMHERST STEELE CHALLENGES THE DEFENDING CHAMPION AS OLMSTED FALLS SEEKS RECORD FOURTH CONSECUTIVE CROWN

The teams are in place for recording the year's final competition.

The teams are in place for recording the year’s final competition.

After matching strings of victories this year, two exceptional teams vie for the top spot.  Representing the schools as in their past visits to the program are, left to right, Matt Cecil, Chad Johnson, and Stephen Sekoulopoulos for Amherst Marion L. Steele High School and Xavier Rivera, Andy Nageotte, and Zach Buchta for Olmsted Falls High School.  Click above to listen to the program.  Keep the suspense going–and there are a number of surprises in this competition–by not reading further yet, because the final results are revealed below in the original news release which was distributed following original broadcast. [Read more →]

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Dialogues on Education – SMART Consortium, pt. 2

May 21st, 2014 by admin
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MORE ABOUT S.M.A.R.T.

 

Cleveland's Idea Center, home of Ideastream

Cleveland’s Idea Center, home of Ideastream

SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement Required for Tomorrow) is a statewide consortium based at Ideastream, Cleveland’s public broadcasting organization.  An earlier interview barely “scratched the surface” in describing the myriad services it offers to serve teachers and students in Ohio.  Therefore, the consortium’s Executive Director, Linda Williams, agreed to a second interview with Bob Tayek to provide more information about what it is all about.   If you still want more, here is a link:  http://www.smartconsortium.org

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SG14-16 SF2 Amherst Steele vs. Clearview

May 16th, 2014 by admin
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AN EXCITING CONTEST DETERMINES THE TEAM TO FACE OLMSTED FALLS IN THIS YEAR’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Ready for the competition

Ready for the competition

The two remaining semifinalists are Clearview High School of Lorain, with an academic team enjoying one of the school’s best seasons ever, and Amherst Marion L. Steele High School, which won the very first Scholastic Games championship 24 years ago, but has fallen just short several times since.  Both teams aspire to a chance to prevent Olmsted Falls from winning an unprecedented four consecutive championships next week.   The Clearview High School academic team includes, left to right, Kyle Rosser, Tom Parks, and Angela Knick,  and the Steele team, continuing left to right, are   Matt Cecil, Chad Johnson, Stephen Sekoulopoulos.   Click above to listen to the competition, or read on for the final results as reported in our official news release which was distributed following initial local broadcast. [Read more →]

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SG14-15 SF1 Lake Ridge Acad. vs. Olmsted Falls

May 9th, 2014 by admin
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The host and teams in preparation for the first semifinal

The host and teams in preparation for the first semifinal

 CHAMPIONSHIP-LEVEL COMPETITION IS EVIDENT IN THE FIRST SEMIFINAL

The defending champion school, Olmsted Falls High School faces another big hurdle this week as they compete with another seemingly formidable team from former championship winner Lake Ridge Academy.   Both teams have their eyes on the prize.  The winner advances to this year’s championship, a chance for Lake Ridge to recapture the honors it last won in 2010, while Olmsted Falls eyes the possibility of reaching the number-one spot for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year.  Returning for Falls are, as pictured left to right, Xavier Rivera, Andy Nageotte, and Zach Buchta.  Continuing left to right, the Lake Ridge team includes Matthew Wright, Zaeem Lone, and Rowena Kobrak.

Click above to hear the competition.  Read on to learn the final results and descriptions of the contest from our official news release which was distributed following initial broadcast. [Read more →]

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Reuben Silver

May 9th, 2014 by admin
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REMEMBERING REUBEN SILVER

Reuben and Dorothy Silver

Reuben and Dorothy Silver

The Scholastic Games joins with the entire arts community of Northeast Ohio and beyond in mourning the passing of Dr. Reuben Silver.  A legendary artistic director, actor and educator, he died May 8th at the Hospice of the Western Reserve. He was 88 years old.   His special connection to Scholastic Games was his prerecorded dramatic readings of excerpts from literature, plays and poetry which have been integral parts of our broadcasts for the past 24 years.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy, a frequent co-star and collaborator for 64 years, as well as three sons and four grandchildren.  Dorothy has also been heard often with readings on our programs.  Both will be heard on this year’s remaining quiz programs, which have already been recorded.

Reuben’s many contributions to the rich world of theatre in Cleveland go back many years.  From 1955 to 1976, he served as artistic director of Karamu House, the nation’s oldest African-American theater.  Subsequently he became a professor of theater arts at Cleveland State University.  After 17 years at CSU, he retired in 1993, continuing as Emeritus Professor and with extensive freelance work in theatre, radio and television, ranging from character parts to “the voice of God.”  We are proud to have counted him among those who contributed to the success of Scholastic Games.  He will be remembered not only for his talents, but for his good nature, sense of humor and wise counsel.   Photo credit: Steve Zorc for the Benjamin Rose Institute, which included a profile of Reuben and Dorothy for their “Mythbusters” series on the accomplishments of active older adults

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SG14-14 QF4 Clearview vs. Midview

May 6th, 2014 by admin
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THIS YEAR’S FOURTH QUARTERFINAL COMPLETES THE DOCKET OF SEMIFINALISTS

SG2014-Clearview TeamSG2014-MidviewHSA lively and unpredictable contest between Lorain’s Clearview High School and Grafton’s Midview High School will determine the fourth school to be in the “final four.”  Both teams contain the same personnel as in earlier appearances his year, but both teams scored identical winning scores of 300 points when they defeated their respective opponents the first time around.  Returning for Clearview are, left to right, Kyle Rosser, Tom Parks ad Angela Knick.  (Alternate team members are in the second row.)  The Midview team consists of, left to rght, Jack Webb, Elizabeth DeMarco and Christine DeMarco.  Click above to hear the program, or read below for the final results as described in our official news release which followed the original broadcast. [Read more →]

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14-12 Dialogues on Education – Elyria Public Library

May 5th, 2014 by admin
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ELYRIA PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM – A MODERN LIBRARY WITH A PROUD HISTORY NEEDS CONTINUED COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Pillivant, left, with Bob Tayek

Pillivant, left, with Bob Tayek

The EPL North Branch location

The EPL North Branch location

The Elyria Public Library system, the local radio sponsor of Scholastic Games, and for the first time this year, the provider of the venue for our championship eliminations, presents its story to Bob Tayek in this interview with the library’s Public Relations Director, Debra Pillivant.  She describes the many services the library provides, how its roles have changed over the years, and the need for passage of the current tax levy to maintain the level of quality this organization proudly maintains.

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SG14-13 QF3: Amherst vs. Avon Lake

May 5th, 2014 by admin
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THIRD QUARTERFINAL IS MATCHUP BETWEEN TWO MORE FORMER CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

SG2014-AmherstSteeleSG2014-AvonLake-WCReturning to vie for the third semifinal slot are the academic teams from Amherst Marion L. Steele High School, represented by, as pictured left to right,  Chad Johnson, Stephen Sekoulopoulos, and Matt Cecil,  and Avon Lake High School, left to right, Kate  Petroff, Adam Litzler, and Caroline Popiel.  Steele captured the honors in the very first season of Scholastic Games, in 1991, and Avon Lake produced two championship-winning teams over the years, in 2001 and 2005.  Both schools hope for a repeat, but have a couple more hurdles to scale first.Click above to hear the program, and read on for the final results as reported in our official news release.  [Read more →]

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SG-12 Keystone High vs. Olmsted Falls

April 21st, 2014 by admin
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QUARTERFINALS CONTINUE WITH ANOTHER CHALLENGE TO THE DEFENDING CHAMPION SCHOOL

SG2014-OlmstedFallsHSSG2014-Keystone(QF)Olmsted Falls High School continues its quest for a fourth consecutive championship in a quarterfinal match facing another team with a strong win under its belt.  Keystone High School in Lagrange, Ohio, brings a couple of new faces to their second visit to the program this year.  Left to right in the photo, they are the returning Jacob Wyatt, and newcomers Sam Sherlock and Anna Anikienko.   Returning for Olmsted Falls are, left to right, Xavier Rivera,  team captain Andy Nageotte, and ZachBuchta.

Click above to hear the program.  Read on for a description of the final results in the official news release which was distributed following initial local broadcast. [Read more →]

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SG14-11 Elyria High vs. Lake Ridge Academy

April 18th, 2014 by admin
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QUARTERFINALS BEGIN WITH A CONTEST BETWEEN TWO FORMER CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING SCHOOLS

SG2014-ElyriaTeamQFSG2014-LakeRdgAcadTeamIn the program to determine this year’s first semifinalist, we hear from two top-scoring winning teams from earlier in the season.  Lake Ridge Academy, an outstanding private school that most recently won the Scholastic Games championship in 2010, faces Elyria High School, one of Ohio’s twenty largest schools, which shares the record for the most consecutive championships (3) with current defending champion Olmsted Falls.  Elyria’s most recent championship was in 2000.

Representing Elyria in this program are, pictured left to right, Isaiah Krugman, Kurt Worden, and Hannah Jessie.  The Lake Ridge team is, left to right, Cameron English,  Zaeem Lone, and James Wojtal.

Click above to listen to the competition, or continue reading to discover the final result from the news release which was released following initial local broadcast. [Read more →]

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