Avon will hunt for its second straight Scholastic Games championship title after besting Amherst 500-310.
Olivia Krugman, Emma Macartney, and team captain Nathan Frankart made it to the semifinals for Steele High School but were bested by Avon’s Bree Collins, Sam Gerak, and team captain Alex Stamatis. The quiz match was broadcast Monday on WEOL 930 AM.
Amherst scored on questions about the Pentagon, Queen Victoria, and Iwo Jima but still trailed by 20 points going into the final round. Both teams handled the finale well, scoring a record-breaking 410 points together.
Amherst’s team was guided by advisors Mitch and Beth Gillam, while Avon was guided by advisor Todd Sayers.
Sixteen Lorain County public and private high schools have competed this year with two schools in competition each week. Each participating school receives a $1,000 tuition credit to be given to a deserving student that will attend an area college or university.
The Scholastic Games have aired each year since 1990 and are presented by the Elyria Public Library System. Production of the program is made possible by funding from Nordson Corporation, the Nord Family Foundation, the Community West Foundation, and the following funds administered by the Community Foundation of Lorain County: the William J. and Flora Hearn Durling Fund, the Dorothy and Elizabeth King Memorial Charitable Fund, and the Miraldi and Barrett Fund.
Avon will advance to face the winner of the Lake Ridge Academy and Olmsted Falls semifinal. The championship will be broadcast at 6:06 p.m. on Monday, May 22.