DuBois, PA – The questions were difficult at last night’s Junior Scholastic Challenge, but the students buzzed in for nearly all of them.
DuBois Central Catholic ended up victorious in the end, but there was a tie between Clearfield and DuBois for second place. After a lightning round, the tie was broken, leaving Clearfield with second place and DuBois with third. Brookville came in fourth.
Brockway, Punxsutawney, and St. Marys also competed in this year’s tough junior challenge.
The teams will get some zoo or amusement park tickets from Sunny 106 and Connect FM, and the tops winners also get trophies.
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.
Because this Junior Scholastic Challenge had been be rescheduled due to snow, the Senior Scholastic Challenge for the high schoolers is only a day away! Come cheer on our senior teams this Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 at the Hiller Auditorium on the Penn State DuBois campus. We hope to see you there!
The competitions last about 3 hours, with plenty of quick rounds and a break for refreshments before the final few sets of questions.
The Junior and Seniors Scholastic Challenges are brought to you locally by Sunny 106, Johnson Motors, The City of DuBois, Senator Joe Scarnati, Advanced Disposal, Kurtz Brothers, and Carol Foltz of Coldwell Banker Developac Realty.