Northmont students use quiz show smarts to seek OSU scholarship

Students from Northmont High School participating in a Columbus-area competition are, from the left, Amara Nwanoro, Samantha Street, William Miller and Sean Scranton. CONTRIBUTED

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Students from Northmont High School participating in a Columbus-area competition are, from the left, Amara Nwanoro, Samantha Street, William Miller and Sean Scranton. CONTRIBUTED

Northmont High School students are competing in a Columbus area TV show called “In the Know,” and the top four teams will win student scholarships to Ohio State University. The show sets two high schools up against each other in a Jeopardy type of show.

“They will ask tossup style questions similar to Jeopardy, but students do not know the categories that they will hear until the question is asked,” said David Jones, a social studies teacher and academic challenge coach.

The questions are worth random values from five to 40 points. The points are based on the topics. The rounds are 11 minutes of questions.

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Northmont students defeated Big Walnut High School students in round one by a score of 500 to 280. This show will air on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. on Columbus area PBS stations.

The show only airs 40 episodes throughout the season. Northmont’s second match will be against Miami Trace High School or Worthington Kilbourne High School.

The students who are participating in the competition are Amara Nwanoro, Samantha Street, William Miller and Sean Scranton.

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