Congratulations to three Riverside High School students - Alexandra Schafer, Bryson Durst and Brock Schafer - who appeared on Academic Challenge on News 5 Cleveland and defeated New Philadelphia and Maple Heights.
Riverside High School currently is tied with the highest score of the season (650 points). The three highest scoring high school teams will be invited back in May for the Academic Challenge championship.
The mission of Academic Challenge, where students are the stars of each show, is to shine the spotlight on academic excellence and the importance of education in all of our communities.
Each week, students representing schools from all around Northern Ohio use their brains to battle toward the season championship. Three teams compete for points by answering questions covering such topics as math, science, history and current events. At the end of each program, the points are totaled and at seasons' end, the three highest scoring teams return for the Championship match.