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Dialogues 17-09 LCCC Early College High School

April 20th, 2017 by admin
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EARLY COLLEGE FROM LCCC CAN LEAD TO GREAT THINGS

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ECHS-Logo2 Jordan Brown is well on his way to becoming a doctor, and Early College High School at Lorain County Community College gave him an important boost toward his career.  In this interview he tells Bob Tayek about how the program works, and how for many students, there’s a lot to gain and virtually nothing to lose in terms of ones high school experience.  This is an eye-opening follow up to Bob’s earlier interview with college president Marcia Ballinger, also on this site.

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Dialogues 17-08 The GLIDE Program

April 19th, 2017 by admin
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GLIDING TO SUCCESS IN NORTHEAST OHIO

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The Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE) helps Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs wrap sound business practices around great business ideas. GLIDE provides experienced Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to give professional business assistance to companies at every stage of development.  The purpose is to connect entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to succeed.  Listen as Bob Tayek interviews GLIDE Co-Directors Cliff Reynolds and Dennis Cocco about the history and scope of this endeavor.   Further details can be found at their website:  http://www.glideit.org/

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17-11 The Wildcard Competition: Avon Lake vs. Firelands

April 19th, 2017 by admin
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THE ANNUAL WILDCARD COMPETITION IS ANOTHER EXCITING MATCHUP

Firelands team 2017Avon Lake team 2017It was true again this year: the two highest-scoring losing teams earned more points than several of our winning teams.  That’s the reason for our wildcard competitions.  It’s a second chance for our championship playoffs for two most deserving teams.  The teams this season are academic team from Avon Lake High School, left to right, Alex Petroff, Connor McNeill and Irwin Deng, and the team from Oberlin’s Firelands High School, left to right, Sam Formholtz, Michael Durdak, and Ryan Martin.  A noteworthy wrinkle this year is that Avon Lake lost the first time around with over 400 points, earning the highest losing score in the 27-year history of the program.  Will Firelands be able to defeat them and earn a quarterfinal position?  Listen and find out by clicking above.  A spoiler is available, too, if you wish to read the final results in our official news release.   Either way, it’s exciting to listen to.

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17-10 Playoff: Brookside vs. Keystone

April 11th, 2017 by admin
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TWO WINNING TEAMS VIE FOR A QUARTERFINAL BERTH

Brookside team 2017Keystone team 2017Winning teams with the highest scores move directly to the quarterfinals leading to the Scholastic Games championship.  Others need to achieve one more win to continue.  Such is the case with this week’s competitors.  Brookside High School of Sheffield, Ohio, represented by, as pictured left to right,  Liam Shanahan, Sylvester Rabineau, and Lucia Morello.  The academic team from Keystone High School in LaGrange, Ohio, consists of, left to right, Cole Stoots, Luke Peters and Annali Perez.  Noting that you may open the audio file in a separate window, click above to hear the competition, or you may read a summary of the final results in our official news release.

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Dialogues 17-07 Elyria Schools – September Start

April 4th, 2017 by admin
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ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS ON REVERTING BACK TO POST-LABOR DAY START

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Is it a radical idea?  In recent years, fall classes have been starting earlier and earlier, with many school systems starting their years as early as mid-August.  The Elyria School Board is bucking the trend this year with plans to begin classes after Labor Day on an experimental basis.  Gary Taylor, the Human Resources Director for Elyria City Schools cites some good reasons for making the move, as you will hear in this interview with Bob Tayek.

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17-09 Quarterfinal: Amherst vs. Midview

April 4th, 2017 by admin
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AMHERST STEELE AND MIDVIEW: FIRST QUARTERFINALISTS

Amherst team 2017 Midview team 2017Even before all of the quarterfinalists are determined, we know that the highest-scoring winning teams are qualified for quarterfinal berths. Because of the need for notification and scheduling of a couple of qualifying contests, we proceed directly to the first quarterfinal for this week’s broadcast, which will determine our first semifinalist team. Our high-scoring winners for this competition are Amherst Marion L. Steele High School and Grafton’s Midview High School. Representing Amherst are, pictured left to right, Olivia Krugman, Nathan Frankart and Emma Macartney, and the academic team from Midview High School consists of, left to right, Ryan Urig, Ethan Greenly, and Kellen McGuire. Click above to listen to the program or—spoiler alert—click on our official news release to read the final results.

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17-08 Firelands vs. Olmsted Falls

March 20th, 2017 by admin
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TWO MORE OUTSTANDING TEAMS COMPLETE OUR FIRST ROUND OF COMPETITIONS

Firelands team 2017 Olmsted Falls team 2017With the completion of this contest, the teams in our playoffs will be determined, and the suspense will build up to the final moments.   The academic team from Firelands High School in Oberlin is comprised of, as pictured left to right, Sam Formholtz, Michael Durdak and Ryan Martin.  Representing Olmsted Falls High School are, left to right, Ben Meredyk, Molly McCafferty, and Joey Calabrase.  Listen by clicking above or advance directly to read the final results by clicking for our official news release.

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17-07 Avon vs. Avon Lake

March 13th, 2017 by admin
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A HISTORY-MAKING COMPETITION FROM TWO EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC TEAMS

Avon team 2017Avon Lake team 2017Neighboring high schools are natural rivals, and Avon High School and Avon Lake High School have both produced championship teams twice in the past.  Avon Lake’s most recent was 2005 and Avon is the current defending champion, but the team is sure to get a run for its money this time.  The academic team from Avon is, as pictured left to right, Sam Gerak, Alex Stamatis and Bree Collins, and representing Avon Lake are, left to right, Irwin Deng, Connor McNeill, and Alex Petroff.  Click above to hear this exciting competition, or jump to the final results by reading our official news release.

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Dialogues 17-06 LCCC – Ballinger

March 13th, 2017 by admin
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OUR INTERVIEW WITH LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S NEW PRESIDENT

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In 2016, Dr. Marcia Ballinger was named LCCC’s sixth president.  After a nationwide search, college trustees opted for an in-house promotion of an individual who has risen through the ranks at the college.  LCCC campus croppedShe has performed a number of roles there, and one could scarcely find anyone more familiar with every aspect of the institution.  She is also the first woman to serve as president, so what better time could there be for Lorain County to get to know her better than during Women’s History Month.  LCCC logo bright croppedIn this interview with Bob Tayek, we will get a taste of her vision for the college in the years ahead.

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17-06 Elyria Catholic vs. Midview

March 7th, 2017 by admin
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LAST YEAR’S RUNNER UP FACES FORMER CHAMPION

Elyria Catholic team 2017 Midview team 2017The little bit of history we can supply about these schools regarding their academic teams is that Elyria Catholic advanced all the way to the championship last year, becoming the runner-up school.  Grafton’s Midview High School produced the Scholastic Games champion school back in 2003.  Both schools have produced contenders numerous times.   This year EC is represented by, as pictured left to right,  Aliyah Cruz, Chloe Mieras, and Sianna Green.  The academic team from Midview High School consists of, left to right, Ryan Urig, Ethan Greenly and Kellen McGuire.  Click above to listen to the program (noting the option to open it in a separate window) or skip ahead to read the final results in our official news release.

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