DuBois, PA – Last night’s Senior Scholastic Challenge was a tight game, which actually needed a tie-breaker at one point in the final rounds. St. Marys came out as the winner!
St. Marys ended up victorious in the end with 110 total points in the final round, with Brockway coming in a close second with 100 points, followed by DuBois Area and Clearfield.
DuBois Central Catholic, Brookville, and Punxsutawney also competed in this year’s tough challenge.
To better understand the excitement of the challenge, remember that each correct answer was worth 10 points and each incorrect answer was a -5 points in the final rounds.
Seth Miller from the Clearfield Area School District received the Achievement Award for the preliminary round.
Jeffery Ginter, Jr. from the Brockway Area School District received the Achievement Award for the final round.
The top teams go home with cash scholarships, with $100 for each member of the first place team, $50 for second, $25 for third, and $10 for fourth. They also get one trophy per person, plus an extra one to display at the school. The winner, this year St. Marys, takes home the roving trophy, which is engraved with the winning team’s name.
Although the winners do get prizes, longtime organizer Carol Foltz says the students are mostly just excited to be able to compete in an academic challenge against other local kids.
Carol says she’s so proud of the teams who compete each year and is glad to be a part of this ongoing tradition.
Winners: St. Marys, shown with advisor Adam Brooks and Scholastic Challenge organizer, Carol Foltz
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