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19-12 Scholastic Games QF Elyria vs. Olmsted Falls

April 12th, 2019 by admin
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THE TWO WINNINGEST TEAMS TO CLASH IN A QUARTERFINAL MATCHUP

In 28 years of Scholastic Games broadcasts, Elyria High School and Olmsted Falls High School have each won our annual championship five times.  One of these schools will be eliminated from the running this year in this quiz program, which promises to be one of the most exciting competitions of the year.  Returning to represent Elyria’s academic team are, as pictured left to right, Matthew Carson, Garrett Worden, and John Schumann.  The Olmsted Falls team consists of, left to right, Harrison Graham, Ben Meredyk, and Nick Gaba.  Graham is being heard for the first time on this broadcast.  Schumann and Meredyk are former “Standout Scholar” winners.  Click above to hear the broadcast (opening in a separate window is recommended), or to instantly learn the final outcome, you can read our official news release.

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April 11th, 2019 by admin
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Host & Producer of Scholastic Games is Honored by Broadcast Organization

Mehrling holds his CAB Presidents Award following the ceremony at Windows on the River in Cleveland’s Flats.

Jim Mehrling, the long-time host of WEOL-AM’s Scholastic Games High School Quiz  program was honored today with a Presidents’ Award from the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters (CAB).  The presentation included description of his 50 years in radio production and programming, dating from his years as WEOL’s Chief Announcer in the 1970s, followed by 13 years at Cleveland’s News-Talk WERE, and twenty-five years at Cleveland’s classical music station, WCLV.  He recounts some of his WEOL accomplishments as the most meaningful.

During his years in Cleveland he created a high school quiz program which he thought would be a great addition to the airwaves in Lorain county.  He returned to WEOL as a program producer in 1989 and with the support of WEOL and a generous grant from the Nordson Corporation, Scholastic Games was born.  The program is poised to enter a thirtieth season next year.

The CAB is dedicated to preserving the legacy of broadcasting in the Greater Cleveland area and recognition of service and excellence in the industry.  In annual awards presentations held since 1991, past honorees have ranged from Dorothy Fuldheim to Ernie Anderson, Linn Sheldon, Mike Douglas and Tom Hamilton.  Broadcast executives such as Betty Cope, Milton Maltz and Tom Embrescia have also been recognized as well as WCLV’s co-founder Robert Conrad, an honoree in 2001.  Other award recipients this year included a Presidents’ Award to veteran station owner Tom Wilson,  and special awards to Sally Spitz, Director of Local Sales at WNWV for “Excellence in Leadership,” sports host Les Levine of WKRK for “Excellence in Radio,” and News Anchor Wayne Dawson of WJW-TV for “Excellence in Television.”

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19-11 Scholastic Games -playoff-Amherst vs. Avon Lake

April 10th, 2019 by admin
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SHOWDOWN FOR QUARTERFINAL SLOT: HIGHEST-SCORING LOSER VS. LOWEST-SCORING WINNER

Only one team will emerge as a quarterfinalist, still in the running for the championship.  Both of these schools are former championship winners.  The academic team from Amherst Marion L. Steele High School is represented by, as pictured left to right, Sam Gargasz, Gabby Krugman, and Devin Harmych.  Their opponents from Avon Lake High School are, left to right, Natalie Miller, Connor McNeill, and Irwin Deng.  Click above to listen to the program (it is recommended you open it in a new window) or, to find out the final results instantly, go to our official news release.

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Dialogues 19-10 Ode Family Foundation

April 7th, 2019 by admin
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A NEW FOUNDATION ADDS TO THE TYPES OF HELP AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS

FRED ODE

The Guardian Angel fund is a newly established aid program for students at Lorain County Community College and is designed to assist students who may have unusual needs in their quest to complete their education.   Hear about this new fund offering these unusual forms of assistance to students when Bob Tayek interviews  the founder of Foundation Software Company in Strongsville, Fred Ode, and learn  what prompted him to establish the Guardian Angel Fund and how it it will benefit LCCC students.

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Dialogues 19-09 Teen Mental Health

April 7th, 2019 by admin
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HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR TROUBLED TEENS

     KERN

This, our second program on teen mental health, provides an update with the executive director of the Lorain county mental health board, Kathleen Kern.  Did you know that 25% of teens in the United States suffer from some sort of depression?  This is a serious problem for some teens, especially in this day of cyber space  with the large amount of time teens are spending in front of video screens.  Kern discusses the problem of teen depression in this informative interview, offering some helpful remedies to parents and students including a crisis text line and a web site which can immediately help students who are trying to combat depression.

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19-09 Scholastic Games – Lake Ridge vs. N. RIdgeville (QF)

April 7th, 2019 by admin
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QUARTERFINALS BEGIN WITH “RIDGES” COMPETITION

Sorry to upload these shows out of order.  This is the first quarterfinal pitting two schools located in North Ridgeville, Ohio, the private school Lake Ridge Academy against the community’s public high school, North Ridgeville High.  It marks the first time in the history of Scholastic Games that the two schools have competed directly, but this year they were both first-round winners, making for an interesting matchup, scorers facetiously calling it “the battle of the Ridges.”  The Lake Ridge team, as pictured left to right, consists of John Harrington, Ryan Rosu, and Sparsh Balababadrapatruni.  The academic team from North Ridgeville High School, was represented by, left to right, Aidan Cunningham, Emily Hiles, and Jonah Fechner.  Click above to hear the competition or (this is a spoiler) read the final result in our official news release.

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19-10 Scholastic Games QF Avon vs. Oberlin

April 3rd, 2019 by admin
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SECOND QUARTERFINAL SPOTLIGHTS TWO MORE

FORMER CHAMPIONSIP WINNING SCHOOLS

 This week it’s Avon and Oberlin, excellent schools at opposite ends of the county.  Representing Avon are Jacob Boesger, left, team captain Alex Stamatis, right, and Cade Grant (not pictured), and from the academic team of Oberlin High School, the players are Ario Thompson, left, and Nicole Bertoni, right.  The outcome will advance the winning team to our semifinals in May.  Click above to hear the competition (opening in a separate window is recommended) or, if you can’t wait to learn the final result, go directly to the spoiler, our official news release.

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19-08 Scholastic Games – Brookside vs. Clearview (wildcards)

March 22nd, 2019 by admin
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WILDCARD PLAYOFF #1 – THE WINNER GOES TO QUARTERFINALS

As in past years, our highest-scoring losing teams in the first round get a second chance at the playoffs as “wildcards.”  The total number in the field determines the number of eligible schools.  This week’s program presents two wildcard teams, Sheffield’s Brookside High School represented by, as pictured left to right, Dakota Rabineau, Lucia Morello, and Kassie Brooks, and the team from Lorain’s Clearview High School, left to right, Sierra Hitchens, Nathaniel Suprun, and Thomas Rivera.  Surprisingly, Clearview’s score from last week’s program bumped another team from wildcard status prompting the school’s return for the first playoff program.  The winner of this contest will return again next month as quarterfinalists.  Click above to hear the competition.  To read the final results, you can click to see our official news release.  In another qualifying playoff, the team with the highest losing score will compete against team with the lowest winning score and that winner, to be determined in three weeks, will become the last quarterfinalist.

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Dialogues on Education 19-08 FLEX Program, Part 2

March 19th, 2019 by admin
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A STRONG CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM GROWS

On this Dialogues program, the FlexFactor program begun at Lorain County Community College’s Early College High School is now expanding to school districts across the county.  It involves local businesses and industry in developing student talent with the idea for future employment in the area of Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing.    Students are immersed into the world of advanced manufacturing technology.  They then  may continue into LCCC’s Micro Electronic  Mechanical Systems program where there has been great success in having each student involved in an internship, and in many cases, full time employment with local industries.  FlexFactor College Prep Coordinator Deanna Hersko  (right, above) and Director of Talent and Business Innovation, Terri Sandu (right, below), are the featured guests with information on how students can get involved.

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Dialogues on Education 19-07 LCCC and NEXTFLEX

March 19th, 2019 by admin
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LORAIN COUNTY LINKS TO SILICON VALLEY FOR JOB PREP HELP

PARMETER

NextFlex is a California company located in the famed Silicon Valley which chose Lorain County and LCCC’s Early College High School as its first non-West Coast location to introduce its innovative program that allows middle and high school students to gain industry exposure to kickstart their career paths. The area of cutting-edge flexible electronics is introduced to students. Innovations in this area apply to many industries from automotive to medical and beyond. Program Director Brynt Parmeter offers insights into how the program works, how it has expanded in Lorain County and how students are learning about new career paths in this “Dialogues” interview.

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