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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 completed its 25th season on the air, having 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),  Tuesdays between 6 and 7 p.m. local time (most weeks) from the end of 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,esclc-logo-2014 and supported by grants from the Nordson Corporation Foundation, education funds managed by the Community Foundation of Lorain County, the Nord Family Foundation and the Community West 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.

Also on this site find our interview program which deals with educational topics, Dialogues on Education, available below between the quiz programs.

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16-02 Firelands-Lake Ridge

February 8th, 2016 by admin
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TWO FINE ACADEMIC TEAMS MEET FOR TIGHT COMPETITION

Firelands team-SG-2016Lake Ridge team-SG-2016  A tense back-and-forth of scoring is in store for listeners of this quiz which pits the team from Firelands High School against North Ridgeville’s Lake Ridge Academy.  For Firelands it is, left to right, Katie Iwanek, Juli Ohle and Ryan Martin.  The Lake Ridge Team is, left to right, Julia Bouzaher, Joshua Lacoste, and Katelynn Mihu.  Click above to hear the program in a separate window, or click here for the (spoiler) final result from our official news release.

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16-01 Clearview vs. Oberlin

February 3rd, 2016 by admin
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     Oberlin team-SG 2016 SG Clearview team (3) 2016FIRST COMPETITION OF THE SEASON: CLEARVIEW H.S. VS. OBERLIN H.S.

In a program broadcast on January 26, 2016, the academic team from Clearview High School includes, pictured left to right, Joshua Ramos, team captain Kyle Rosser, and Erin Lien, faces the Oberlin High School panel, left to right, Jack DeBouter, captain Chris Schroth, and Evan Smith.  Click above to listen or here to read our official release of the final results.

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2016 Season Begins

January 20th, 2016 by admin
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LORAIN COUNTY’S HIGH SCHOOL QUIZ PROGRAM 2016 SERIES BEGINS

The Scholastic Games radio quiz, featuring academic teams from Lorain County high schools, begins a new season of weekly programs on WEOL (AM 930) on Tuesday January 26th with a competition between quiz teams from Lorain’s Clearview and Oberlin High School. In succeeding weeks, fourteen more teams from most of Lorain County’s public and private high schools will compete, leading up to the broadcast’s 26th annual county championship. The program, sponsored by the Educational Service Center of Lorain County with foundation support, will be heard most Tuesday evenings (6:05 to 7 p.m.) with two schools in competition each week. The schedule of broadcasts is below.

 Tuesdays, 6:06 p.m. (except when sports games delay the quiz to Tuesday, same time)

TUESDAY 1/26 Clearview vs. Oberlin*

2/2 –Firelands vs. Lake Ridge Acad.*

2/9 Keystone* vs. Brookside

2/16 Elyria Catholic vs. Vermilion*

2/23 North Ridgeville* vs. Lorain

3/1 Olmsted Falls* vs. Avon*

3/8 Amherst Steele* (defending champion) vs. Elyria*

3/15 Avon Lake* vs. Midview*

3/22 to 5/24 – Elimination Playoffs & Championship

*Former championship winners

The program features five rounds of competition, posing questions covering history, science, arts, literature and other academic disciplines.   After a warm up round and a series of questions on current events, the rest of the quiz uses buzzers to give the quicker team the first chance to answer. Of five rounds, each has higher scoring possibilities, meaning that competitions can, and sometimes do, see a come-from-behind victory in the final round.

Continuing a 25-year tradition, each participating school will receive a $1000 tuition credit to an area college or university to be awarded to a deserving student from that school. Many additional credits are awarded to schools as they compete and win in playoffs. Contributing institutions include Ashland University, Baldwin-Wallace, Case Western Reserve, Heidelberg, John Carroll, Lorain County Community, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, Tiffin University, and Ursuline. Many of these institutions have participated in Scholastic Games broadcasts for a number of years.

The program has been on WEOL radio since 1990, and has been presented on the station for several years by the Elyria Public Library System, where many of the shows are originated. Production of the program is made possible by funding from the Nordson Corporation Foundation, the Nord Family Foundation, the Community West Foundation, and by the Nelson Stud Welding Fund and the Oscar H. Steiner Memorial Fund, the last two administered by the Community Foundation of Lorain County. Programs not originating from the library are recorded at the Elyria Ramada.

Following broadcast, weol.com and standoutscholars.com offer the programs as podcasts. The producer, Jim Mehrling, has been a northeast Ohio broadcaster since the 1970s when he was Chief Announcer at WEOL. After that he has spent over twenty years at Cleveland stations, first WERE-AM, and currently, WCLV-FM, part of Ideastream public broadcasting. He is also a member of the Broadcasters Hall of Fame of Akron and Cleveland. Again this year, most programs will be followed by a talk feature, “Dialogues in Education,” highlighting education success stories and hosted by award-winning journalist Bob Tayek.

BROADCAST ON AM 930 – WEOL

By Jim Mehrling, MEHRLING STUDIOS, 412 GIRARD DRIVE

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SG15-16 Championship for 2014-15 Season

December 7th, 2015 by admin
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AMHERST STEELE CHALLENGES OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL IN ITS QUEST FOR A FIFTH ACADEMIC CHAMPIONSHIP

SG-Olmsted Falls team-2015 Amherst Steel-SG CH 2015Olmsted Falls High School has again forged a string of victories in pursuit of the annual championship in the Scholastic Games quiz.  Amherst Marion L. Steele High School has followed the same course this year, though a championship win has eluded the school since 1991, the broadcast’s first season.  The same schools clashed in the 2014 championship last year with OF victorious, but again this year, two strong teams in competition mean this year’s result could easily go in either direction.  Falls goes again with it’s “A team,” left to right, Zach Buchta, Xavier Rivera and Alec Sims, going head to head with Jared Hubach,   Chad Johnson, and Matt Cecil  for Steele.  Click above (better in a new window) to hear the program.  For a spoiler revelation of the final results, read more to see the final results in our official news release. [Read more →]

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15-12 Dialogues – Allen Art Museum, Oberlin

December 7th, 2015 by admin
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A UNIQUE ART  MUSEUM IN OBERLIN, OHIO

Allen Mem Art MusThe Allen Memorial Art Museum is a gem of Lorain County that deserves more attention.  Operated by Oberlin College, it was established in 1917, and in the near-century since then, the institution has amassed a collection that has been described as one of the finest of any college or university museum in the United States.  Listen as Bob Tayek interviews the museum’s Jason Trimmer about some of the noteworthy works on display.

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15-11 Dialogues: Elyria Public Library System

October 24th, 2015 by admin
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INNOVATION AND CONVENIENCE CHARACTERIZE THE MODERN LIBRARY

The EPL North Branch location

The EPL North Branch location

Pillivant, left, with Bob Tayek

Pillivant, left, with Bob Tayek

The Elyria Public Library System continues its tradition of service following a vote of confidence from the community.  The Scholastic Games radio sponsor and championship host venue gives an annual update as Bob Tayek interviews spokesperson Deborah Pillivant.

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15-09 Dialogues-United Way Middle School Program

July 17th, 2015 by admin
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A UNITED WAY PROGRAM AIDS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS IN LORAIN COUNTY

HARPER

HARPER

United Way of GtrLorCty-logoThe middle school years are a challenging time of life in a number of ways and in Lorain County, a United Way program has been developed in cooperation with many area schools that addresses a number of the concerns of young teens.  In this interview, Bob Tayek speaks with Bill Harper, the  Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Lorain County, about how this program came about and what it does.

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15-10 Dialogues-Oberlin Coll. -Cooper Center-Language Skills

July 17th, 2015 by admin
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INNOVATION IN LEARNING FOREIGN LANGUAGES AT OBERLIN COLLEGE

SAWHILL

Barbara Sawhill, Director of the Cooper International Learning Center at Oberlin College, tells Bob Tayek about the successes of its Language Learning Center, which she proudly describes as “not a quiet lab.”  Oberlin LogoThe importance of learning foreign languages is discussed along with the center’s outreach, serving the community as large as well as the college campus.

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15-09 Dialogues-LCCC Diversity Task Force

June 23rd, 2015 by admin
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A COLLEGE PRESIDENT ON PROMOTING DIVERSITY

lccc logoThe president of Lorain County Community College, Dr. Roy

Dr. Church

Dr. Church

Church, discusses the progress made in the initial year of his institution’s Diversity Task Force, speaking of the importance of diversity as a goal in higher education, the challenges that are faced and steps that have been and will be taken to meet those challenges.

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15-08 Dialogues-Elyria Schools Endowment

June 23rd, 2015 by admin
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THE ELYRIA SCHOOLS ENDOWMENT FUND AND HOW IT BENEFITS THE COMMUNITY

Bob Tayek welcomes Jim Vandemark of the Elyria Schools Endowment Fund to delve into the characteristics of school endowment funds, how they are established, and the sorts of things they support.  The stated mission of the fund, created through an initiative of the Community Foundation of Lorain County,  is to provide enrichment opportunities for students above and beyond state mandated programs.

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