Lake Erie College hosts Ohio Academic Decathlon
Lake Erie College was proud to be chosen as the new host for the Ohio state Academic Decathlon. The event took place on the Lake Erie campus March 13-14, 2009.
More than 300 students and spectators attended the final round of the two-day event, which featured 15 schools from around the state. Each participant was awarded a $1,000 Lake Erie College scholarship, with participants of the winning schools earning $3,000 scholarships. The winning teams were Willoughby South High School in the large school division and Youngstown Christian High School of the small school division. A full scholarship from Lake Erie College was presented to the top-scoring student, a junior from St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland.
“To be able to host something this prestigious is a tremendous honor for the College,” said President Michael T. Victor. “In other states, Harvard, Princeton and Yale host the Academic Decathlons. The decathlons bring in some of the brightest students in the state of Ohio and we are pleased to host them for this prestigious event for years to come.”
Participating schools included:
· Bedford High School
· Chardon High School
· Eastlake North High School
· Lake Catholic High School
· Maple Heights High School
· Mentor High School
· Oakwood High School
· Perry High School
· Pymatuning Valley High School
· Riverside High School
· St. Ignatius High School
· Willoughby South High School
· Youngstown Christian High School
Winners from this year’s event will travel to Memphis, Tenn., April 22-25 to participate in the national event.