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Lane Congratulates Nerd Herd At Pettisville School Board Meeting



These Pettisville High School students are the starters for the PHS Quiz Team, the “Nerd Herd,” photographed after they won the 2020 Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Invitational Tournament. From left, Levi Myers, a senior; Heath Waidelich, senior; Lyla Heising, junior; and Elise Hoylman, sophomore. The Nerd Herd won the varsity, junior varsity, and junior high divisions at the November competition.– courtesy photo

These Pettisville High School students are the starters for the PHS Quiz Team, the “Nerd Herd,” photographed after they won the 2020 Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Invitational Tournament. From left, Levi Myers, a senior; Heath Waidelich, senior; Lyla Heising, junior; and Elise Hoylman, sophomore. The Nerd Herd won the varsity, junior varsity, and junior high divisions at the November competition.– courtesy photo

Michael Lane, Pettisville High School principal, congratulated the Pettisville academic quiz teams, called the Nerd Herd, on their season so far.

Speaking at the Tuesday, March 2, school Board meeting, Lane said the junior varsity team was named both league and tournament champions in the Northern Buckeye Academic League.

The varsity team was the undefeated league champion. The tournament for that group begins next week.

The varsity team also won the Fulton County tournament and the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Invitational tournament in November.

The varsity quiz team also recently participated in two tournaments with a wider field.

The Jesse Brown Small School Invitational was an invitation-only tournament where Pettisville competed against the best small schools in the nation. They finished 10th out of 24 teams.

Win Five-State Event

The second tournament was sponsored by the Minnesota Quizbowl Alliance with teams from Illinois, North Carolina, Michigan, Alabama and Wisconsin.

Pettisville won the tournament. Heath Waidelich was named overall high scorer.

Pettisville has qualified for Nationals for the fourth consecutive year. The national tournament will be held online in April.

Lane congratulated the quizzers and their coaches, Rebecca Dorosz and Andrew Switzer.

Spelling

The board recognized Dorosz and Lyla Heising for their work organizing a spelling bee for Pettisville schools.

Jason Waldvogel, elementary principal, reported that eighth grader Emily Van- DenBerghe was the overall champion. Seventh grader Genevieve Heising was the runner-up.

Other winners:

Fourth grade: Kyron Bunting, first; Margaret Ripke, second, Hayden Thornton, third.

Fifth grade: Samuel Hastings, first; Braylin King, second; Layla Borden, third.

Sixth grade: Ryan Bishop, first; Kayden Dominique, second; Alissa VanDenBerghe, third;

Seventh grade: Heising, first; Macy Hoylman, second; Luke Horning, third;

Eighth grade: E. VanDenBerghe, first; Leah Delgado, second; Grace Remington, third.