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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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SG15-06 Amherst Steele vs. Vermilion

March 10th, 2015 by admin
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ANOTHER QUIZ BATTLE BETWEEN TWO LARGE SCHOOLS

SG-Amherst Steele team-2015 SG-Vermilion team-2015Both of this week’s schools are former championship winners with years as contenders in our quiz playoffs.  Amherst Marion L. Steele High School was the program’s first championship winner and has come close several times since.  Vermilion High is one of only three schools to have won our county championships in consecutive years, 2007 and 2008.  This year’s Amherst squad, as pictured left to right, consists of Greg Woltman, team captain Chad Johnson, and Jared Hubach.  Representing Vermilion are, left to right, Ryley Miller, captain Eileen Costello and Stefan Jonsson.  Click above to listen to the competition.  Our usual spoiler alert:  if you read on you will read the final results of the competition from our official news release. [Read more →]

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SG15-05 Clearview vs. Firelands

March 10th, 2015 by admin
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 CLEARVIEW AND FIRELANDS TEAMS MEET IN A CLOSE ACADEMIC MATCH

SG-Clearview team-2015 SG-Firelands team-2015Quiz teams from Clearview High School in Lorain and Firelands High School in Lagrange were well matched for a competitive contest this week.  The Clearview panel consisted of, left to right as pictured,  Angela Knick, team captain Kyle Rosser, and Colin McComas.  Representing Firelands were, left to right,  Ryan Martin, team captain Julia Ohle, and Katie Iwanek.  Click above to hear the program; read on for a summary of the final results from our official news release from February 24, 2014. [Read more →]

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15-03 Brookside vs. Elyria Catholic

March 10th, 2015 by admin
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ANOTHER COMPETITION AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES

SG-Brookside Team-2015SG-Elyria Catholic Team-2015     The county’s largest parochial school faces Brookside of the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake district in this week’s matchup.  The teams, pictured from left to right are, for Brookside, Courtney Cook, Jacob Fields, and Brionna Lundberg.  Elyria Catholic’s team is  Mitchell Carson, Nick Wryst and Jeremy Basinski.  Click above to hear the competition.  To read the final results of the match continue reading below from our official news release. [Read more →]

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Dialogues 15-02

February 10th, 2015 by admin
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IN DEFENSE OF COMMON CORE

Gojak

Gojak

Common Core, a phrase that has come to mean the establishment of national standards for school curricula, is a controversial issue.  Many believe it is a threat to local control of schools.JCU-ed logo

Linda Gojak, a professor at John Carroll University and a former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, is an outspoken defender of Common Core.  In this conversation with Bob Tayek she tackles the controversy, identifies misconceptions, and sheds light on what is really needed in America’s schools today.

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Dialogues 15-03

February 10th, 2015 by admin
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A POSITIVE VIEW OF UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

Jones

Jones

Intercollegiate athletic programs have come under fire because of scandals and controversies but these tend to be among the largest of universities.  Dr. Rock Jones of Ohio Wesleyan University looks at thOWULogoe subject from a different perspective, that of a division three school.  Competition is at a high level and it actually enhances the educational experience.   Dr. Jones presents his views to Bob Tayek in this enlightening conversation.

 

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SG15-02 Avon vs. Keystone

February 10th, 2015 by admin
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AVON HIGH AND KEYSTONE MEET IN SEASON’S SECOND PROGRAM

SG-Avon HS Team-2015SG-Keystone Team-2015Two more able teams vie for the honors in this week’s program, which was first aired on February 3, 2015.  Avon High School is represented by, left to right, Navi Baskar, Pete Stamatis, and Nick Coffey, with Stamatis acting as team captain.   The Keystone team, from LaGrange, Ohio, consists of, left to right,   Koral Kasnyik, Steven Speck, and Ian Schank, with Speck as captain. Click above to hear the program.  If you read on, the final results will be revealed in our official news release. [Read more →]

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Dialogues 15-01

February 4th, 2015 by admin
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Free Tuition Community College?  The LCCC President Gives His Views

Dr. Church

Dr. Church

lccc logoIn this interview, Dr. Roy Church, the long-term president of Lorain County Community College expresses his thoughts to Bob Tayek concerning President Obama’s ambitions plan to make community college education tuition free throughout the United States.  Under his leadership, LCCC has come to be rated as Ohio’s top community college.   The institution’s history of excellence in education and innovative programs such as the University Partnership make Dr. Church uniquely qualified to assess the prospects and pitfalls that are faced in the pursuit of this goal.

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25th Season Starts: Midview vs. Oberlin

February 2nd, 2015 by admin
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TWO FORMER CHAMPION SCHOOLS BEGIN 25TH SEASON WITH CLOSE CONTEST

SG-Midview Team-2015SG-Oberlin Team-2015Grafton’s Midview High School and Oberlin High School met for academic competition on the first program of the 2015 season for an end-of-January program where the score see-sawed and the outcome was very close.  Click above to hear the program or click below to read our official news release for the final results.  The teams consisted of, left to right, Ethan Greenly, Liz Kleinhenz, and Michele Manuk for Midview, and for Oberlin, Jack DeBouter, Cherokee Toole, and Chris Schroth[Read more →]

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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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