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High school students headed to Edinboro University for regional scholastic competition

Posted on February 14th, 2019 at 2:10 PM
High school students headed to Edinboro University for regional scholastic competition

More than 100 high school students will visit Edinboro University Friday and Saturday for the 2019 Pennsylvania Academic Decathlon Western Regional Competition

Following months of preparation, teams will face off in a series of 10 scholastic events, which include an interview, essay writing, speeches, exams and the ever-popular Super Quiz. Students will be tested in art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science and social science. 

“Edinboro University is honored to be hosting this year’s competition,” said Dr. Melissa Gibson, faculty member in Edinboro’s Communication, Journalism, and Media Department, who helped organize the event. “Our faculty, staff, students and alumni have volunteered to be judges, and the campus is ready to host these talented young people.”

The 2-day competition will kick off Friday at 12:20 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Frank G. Pogue Student Center. Saturday’s events will be held in Louis C. Cole Auditorium – Memorial Hall. The theme of this year’s Academic Decathlon is “The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.”

Participating schools include Clarion-Limestone High School, Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Commodore Perry High School, Corry Area High School, Meadville Area Senior High School, Moniteau Junior-Senior High School, McDowell Senior High School, North Clarion High School, Northwestern Senior High School, Reynolds Junior-Senior High School and Seneca Valley Senior High School. 

The top finishers will advance to compete in the state championship in Carlisle, Pa., March 15-16. 

For more information about the competition, please visit or contact Dr. Gibson at