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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