Huron, Ohio – Edison High School won first place honors in the 31st Annual Academic Tournament held at Bowling Green State University Firelands College on Saturday, Nov. 21.  The academic quiz teams from Amherst Marion L. Steele and Monroeville High Schools captured second and third places respectively.

The Academic Tournament is an academic quiz contest sponsored by BGSU Firelands.  Eleven teams from area high schools participated in the six round tourney.

The adviser for the Edison academic team is Shirley Wallrabenstein.  Team members include:  Nicholas Frederick, Benjamin Gastier, Jacob Grant, David Graves, Parveer Kaur, Erica Reber, Shea Smith, and Nathaniel Zettler.

According to BGSU Firelands Dean Andrew Kurtz, “The performance of these students clearly indicated that a good deal of learning is going on in area schools.  The quiz questions covered a wide range of subject matter, and required the students to draw upon problem-solving skills, in addition to having a good working knowledge of each of the ten academic disciplines from which questions were developed.  The students should be very proud of their performance.”

The winning teams each received plaques.  Also, in recognition of their first place finish, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a 2016 graduate of Edison High School who will attend BGSU Firelands next fall.

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Huron, Ohio – Bowling Green State University Firelands College will host its annual Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math conference designed for junior high school girls.

One hundred girls in 7th and 8th grade will participate in the conference at BGSU Firelands which introduces young women to the traditionally male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Students will engage in a variety of experiments and creative problem solving as they participate in multiple hands-on, STEM workshops. They will also discover exciting career opportunities in a fun and educational atmosphere as they interact with professional women in the respective fields.

Sponsored by the Office for Educational Outreach, the program is scheduled for Nov. 13 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. at BGSU Firelands.

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On Friday morning, Bowling Green State University Firelands College honored some of their best and brightest during the 16th Annual Scholarship Breakfast.

Held in the Cedar Point Center on the Firelands campus, the event brings together the recipients of scholarships offered through the College and the donor organization and individuals who support those scholarships.

“It’s really a special event,” said BGSU Firelands Director of Enrollment Management & Student Retention Services Debralee Divers.  “The donors are delighted to see the tangible results of their generous contributions and for the opportunity to meet our students.  Equally important, the scholarship recipients appreciate the opportunity to thank those who have helped them achieve their dreams,” added Divers who organized the event.

A capacity crowd of more than 200 people including donors, students and their families, and representatives from the Bowling Green Campus attended the event.

Throughout the morning, 123 students were recognized and they collectively were awarded nearly $150,000 in scholarships.

“Scholarships take a tremendous financial weight off a student’s shoulders.  Because of the scholarship I was awarded I am able to focus time and energy on my studies and less time worrying about financial pressures,” said second-year BGSU Firelands student Kierston Rospert.

Students can receive scholarships based on their achievements inside or outside of the classroom or for financial need.  For some students, financial need is the only thing that stands between them and their dreams of a college education.

“I believe I speak for all scholarship recipients when I say thank you to the donors for their generosity,” said Rospert.

Huron, Ohio – Just in time for Halloween, Bowling Green State University Firelands College Theatre presents “Carrie, the Musical,” October 29-31, in McBride Auditorium on the Huron campus.

Based on the classic novel by horror master Stephen King, Carrie weaves the tale of a bullied and abused teenager who discovers within her the power to strike back.

A musical powerhouse, Carrie’s catching score alternates between kinetic, pop/rock infused turns and soaring grand opera-esque arias by the composing team of Michael Gore & Dean Pitchford, best known for their original work on the motion picture Fame.

Directed by Caryl Crane Youth Theatre Artistic Director Brian Marshall, Carrie stars BGSU Firelands student Abby McLaughlin in the title role opposite award-winning actress Jennifer Myor (Best Actress, Me and My Girl, Cleveland Times, 2010; Best Actress, Hampton Roads Best of the Best, Little Women, 2014) as the overbearing mother Margaret. Featuring a cast of 20, a slew of special effects, and 30 gallons of simulated pig blood, Carrie is sure to be a night you’ll never forget!

The production is Rated R and for mature audiences.

Tickets for Carrie go on sale Monday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by calling 419.626.1950 or ordering online at


What:              BGSU Firelands College Theatre presents Carrie, The Musical

When:             October 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30 pm

Where:            McBride Auditorium

BGSU Firelands College, Huron, OH 44839

Cost:               $6 – $14

Tickets:           Call 419.626.1950 or order online at

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Huron, Ohio – Choosing a college, an academic major, and a career can be stressful.  There are thousands of options, and the choices can be overwhelming.

On Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., the process of career exploration will be made easier with the BGSU Firelands Career and Campus Visit Day.

Designed for high school students who will be making career decisions in the next two years, but open to all, this experience will explore everything from nursing to art, criminal justice to computer science, and much more.  The college application fee of $45 will be waived for students who attend the event and apply to BGSU Firelands.

During the BGSU Firelands Career and Campus Visit Day, individuals will be able to select areas of professional interest to explore.  Panel presentations will detail the academic coursework required for the profession as well as the careers associated with the degree program.  Opportunities will also be available for open-ended discussions with industry professionals and academic instructors.

The event will begin in the Cedar Point Center at the BGSU Firelands campus in Huron, Ohio, and will also include tours of the College.

The event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited.  Register at or for more information contact the BGSU Firelands Office of Admissions at 419.372.0607.

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