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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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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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SG14-10 Elyria Catholic vs. Midview

April 17th, 2014 by admin
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ELYRIA CATHOLIC AND GRAFTON’S MIDVIEW HIGH FACE OFF TO COMPLETE THE LIST OF ACADEMIC QUARTERFINALISTS

SG2014-MidviewHSSG2014-ElyriaCathTeam-PlayoffThe number of academic teams in competition this year dictates that the two previous winners with the lowest winning scores play each other to qualify for the final slot among Lorain county’s “final eight.”  This year those schools are Elyria Catholic and Midview.  Elyria Catholic introduced some team members not heard on their first visit to the program.  Representing the school are, left to right, newcomer Ricky Foster, returning captain Daniel Dovala, and newcomer Kurt Spaetzel.  Midview’s team, unchanged from their earlier competition is, left to right, Jack Webb, Elizabeth DeMarco, and Christine DeMarco. Click above to hear the competition.  It is recommended that you open a separate window so you may browse elsewhere as you listen.  If you read on, below, you will learn the final results as reported in our official news release which was distributed following local broadcast. [Read more →]

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Dialogues on Education – SMART Consortium

April 17th, 2014 by admin
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PUBLIC BROADCASTERS PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

Ideastream SMART Ideastream small logoAn arm of Ideastream, Cleveland’s public broadcasting organization, SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement Required for Tomorrow) is a statewide consortium focused on how to better serve the students of Ohio.  In this conversation with Bob Tayek, its Executive Director Linda Williams describes the many ways SMART contributes to teacher preparation and provides services and resources to meet the organizational needs of schools to improve mathematics, science, and technology education.

 

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Dialogues on Education – The Nord Family Foundation 2014

April 16th, 2014 by admin
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Virginia and Walter Nord

Virginia and Walter Nord

EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES OF THE NORD FAMILY FOUNDATION

NordFF-LogoThe Nord Family Foundation, one of the benefactors of Scholastic Games, supports many projects and organizations in the community, including many in the area of education.  The foundation is a successor to a charitable trust established in 1952 by the entrepreneur and industrialist W.G. Nord.   Mr. Nord and his family believed that it was both responsible and prudent for a business to invest in the community it served, and formed a private foundation to be consistent in that investment even as the business reflected the cyclical nature of its earnings.

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Mullaney

The family and the corporation founded by Mr. Nord, the U.S. Automatic Corporation, which later became the Nordson Corporation, established and maintained a long tradition of philanthropy which is evident in many places today.  In this interview, John Mullaney, the current Executive Director of the Nord Family Foundation, describes not only the history and philosophy of the organization, but some of the exciting educational efforts it is supporting.  Click above to hear Bob Tayek’s interview with Mr. Mullaney.

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Dialogues on Education – Lorain High School

April 16th, 2014 by admin
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OPTOMISM REIGNS AS NEW HIGH SCHOOL IS PLANNED FOR LORAIN

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Tucker at construction site

Tucker at construction site

A number of challenges have faced the Lorain City Schools in recent years, including academic issues as well as the downsizing required with a declining student population.  However, Lorain’s superintendent, Dr. Thomas Tucker, is upbeat about the future of the district, and at the center of the planning process is the construction of a new high school.  In this interview, Dr. Tucker provides enlightening details concerning what the buzz is all about to Bob Tayek.

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SG14-09 Wildcards: Avon vs. Avon Lake

April 14th, 2014 by admin
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THE WILDCARD COMPETITION: THE HIGHEST-SCORING RUNNER-UPS’ SECOND CHANCE FOR THE FINALS IS AN EXCITING MEETING BETWEEN AVON AND AVON LAKE

SG2014-AvonLake-WC SG2014-AvonTeam-WCBoth teams have made changes in their lineups, adding an element of mystery, as the teams’ previous standout performers have returned for this important match.  Only one of these teams will advance to the quarterfinals.  Will it be Avon, which nearly defeated the defending champion school last week, or a strong team from Avon Lake?  This time around Avon High School is represented by, left to right, returning members Peter Stamatis, team captain Nick Stamatis, and newcomer Scott Garner,  facing Avon Lake team members, left to right, newcomer Kate Petroff  with returning team captain Adam Litzler and  Caroline Popiel.  Click above to hear the program, or read on for a description of the final results of the contest from our official news release that was distributed following the initial broadcast. [Read more →]

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SG14-08 Olmsted Falls vs. Avon

March 18th, 2014 by admin
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THE DEFENDING CHAMPION SCHOOL MEETS A POWERFUL CHALLENGER

SG2014-OlmstedFallsHS SG2014-AvonHSOlmsted Falls High School has won the Scholastic Games championship for the last three years, tying the record for consecutive wins.  Avon High School proves itself a more than able challenger in this, one of the highest-scoring and most competitive programs in our history.  There are surprises along the way too.   This year’s Falls team consists of, left to right, Xavier Rivera, Andy Nageotte, and Zach Buchta.  The Avon High School academic team is, left to right, Peter Stamatis, Nick Stamatis, and Nick Coffey.  Click above to hear the program, but beware, as what may well be a surprise outcome will be revealed if you read on, as our official news release (published following the original broadcast) is below. [Read more →]

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Dialogues on Education-Avon Schools

March 18th, 2014 by admin
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MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF GROWTH IN AVON SCHOOLS

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Laub

avon logoAs many schools are faced with declining enrollment and the resultant downsizing, the city of Avon, Ohio, faces the opposite situation. As one of the fastest-growing communities in Ohio, the public schools have experienced an unprecedented need for expansion.   Avon’s Superintendent Michael Laub discusses some of the aspects of this need in this conversation with Bob Tayek.

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SG14-06 Keystone-Vermilion

March 18th, 2014 by admin
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COMPETITIVE  AND UNPREDICTABLE: TWO GOOD ACADEMIC TEAMS MAKE FOR EXCITING COMPETITION

SG2014-KeystoneTeamSG2014-VermlionTeamThis week’s contest presents some interesting twists and turns in scoring, as two good teams compete.  Keystone High School is represented by Steven Speck, Jacob Wyatt, and team captain Janice Sikon.   Representing Vermilion are team captain Clarissa Jones, Ian LeBlanc, and Austin Knittle.  Click above to hear this keen competition.  Open it in a separate window to continue browsing this site.   Read further for a description of the final outcome of the contest in the official news release that was sent out. [Read more →]

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