2018-02-07 / News

Pettisville Nerd Herd Wins Two-County Quiz Title


Members of the Pettisville High School Quiz Team, after their victory in the Fulton-Henry County Quiz Team Tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 30. The team, known informally as the “Nerd Herd,” finished 8-0. Members are, front row, from left: Dominic Heising, Heath Waidelich, Elise Hartzler, Ellie Wixom, Jake King. Second row: Madelyn Krueger, Bekah Liechty, Katie Hauter, Maddy Gackenbach; Rebecca Dorosz, coach; Jacob Myers, Peyton Miller, Birch Baer. Third row: Joel Flory, Levi Myers, Luke Young, Dalton Myers, Aaron Rupp, Sami Tilley, Zach Basselman, Josh Bock, David Rupp.­– courtesy photo Members of the Pettisville High School Quiz Team, after their victory in the Fulton-Henry County Quiz Team Tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 30. The team, known informally as the “Nerd Herd,” finished 8-0. Members are, front row, from left: Dominic Heising, Heath Waidelich, Elise Hartzler, Ellie Wixom, Jake King. Second row: Madelyn Krueger, Bekah Liechty, Katie Hauter, Maddy Gackenbach; Rebecca Dorosz, coach; Jacob Myers, Peyton Miller, Birch Baer. Third row: Joel Flory, Levi Myers, Luke Young, Dalton Myers, Aaron Rupp, Sami Tilley, Zach Basselman, Josh Bock, David Rupp.­– courtesy photo The Pettisville High School Quiz Team, the “Nerd Herd,” won the Fulton-Henry County Quiz Tournament, Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Coached by Rebecca Dorosz, the team went through eight rounds undefeated.

Nine high schools participated in the event at the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center. Stacey Parrish, education consultant from NWOESC, coordinated the event.

Also participating were Archbold, Evergreen, Fayette, Pike-Delta-York, Swanton, Wauseon, Napoleon, and Patrick Henry. More than 130 high school students competed.

Wauseon, coached by Adam Baird, finished second.

Students from both PHS and Wauseon received individual medals.

“I am so proud of how hard the group is working. They are eager to learn and work diligently to specialize in various academic areas,” Dorosz said.

“We are surrounded by very strong teams in this area, and the competitive matches have made the season incredibly rewarding.”

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