WCS Scholastic Challenge
The Scholastic Challenge is a multi district trivia competition broken down into a Senior Team and a Junior Team. While these competitions are typically held in person, the 2020 challenges were performed virtually, and the challenge itself lasts for several hours. On the day of the challenge, teams are further broken down into groups that work their way through the competition brackets answering trivia questions that cover. A panel of judges asks a series of questions through three rounds. The first two rounds have one team at a time and the final round has the teams competing to buzz their answers in the fastest to fight for the championship title. Questions cover all content areas as well as a wide range of extracurricular topics as well, making any subject matter fair game.
In 2020, our WCS Junior Team took
1st and 2nd place in the May and November competitions!
"On May 1, twenty teams from twelve area school districts met, virtually, to participate in the Virtual Scholastic Challenge. The Scholastic Challenge is an annual event that is hosted by Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES. The regional competition that tests students’ knowledge of academic trivia and current events, is typically held as a face-to-face tournament. This year, in response to extended school building closures throughout the region, the competition was held virtually." Read More...
Thank you to the 12 school districts that participated:
- Belfast Central School, coached by Aran Heaney
- Cuba-Rushford Central School, coached by Tom Kenyon
- Ellicottville Central School, coached by Ann Chamberlain and Blair Wood
- Fillmore Central School, coached by Bill Kelley
- Franklinville Central School, coached by Shannon Wood
- Genesee Valley Central School, coached by Sarah Horne, Kim Douglas, Cynthia Emrich
- Hinsdale Central School, coached by Sara Centanni
- Olean City Schools, coached by Mike Martel and Cait Butler
- Portville Central School, coached by Gene Rogers
- Scio Central School, coached by Tammy Straight
- Wellsville Central School, coached by Diane Willard and Hope Gilfert
- Whitesville Central School, coached by Alex Lipnicki
Congratulations to the 4 teams that scored the highest number of points at the end of 4 matches:
- Junior (grades 6-9) Finals match: Whitesville (1st place) and Wellsville (2nd place)
- Senior (grades 9-12) Finals match: Ellicottville (1st place) and Fillmore (2nd place)