For the third consecutive year, a team of students from Bellefonte Area High School was Slay the Dragon champions. The annual trivia-style competition, sponsored by the Youth Service Bureau, was hosted Feb. 29 at Nittany Mall.
Secondary math coach and team adviser Melissa Duckworth said students who participate are given 140 questions that they must research from a list of sources provided by YSB. The questions address facts about drug and alcohol abuse with national and local statistics, and aim to combat myths and misconceptions. This year the high school team competed against three teams from different schools and placed first. A team from Bellefonte Area Middle School placed second in the competition.
“They studied hard over the last few months to memorize their questions and rocked it at the competition,” Duckworth said. “Over the three games the BAHS students participated in, they only missed a handful of questions. These kiddos worked hard and were very excited to hoist the trophy for another year.”
A team from Mount Nittany Middle School and Our Lady of Victory Catholic School also participated.