NORWICH – The final four Drug Quiz Show teams from Chenango County held their regional competition Wednesday with the top team moving on to state finals in Syracuse.
The 25th annual Drug Quiz Show took place at the Stanford J. Gibson Elementary School. The final four teams competing were Greene, Oxford, Sherburne-Earlville, and Afton.
Greene defeated Oxford in the final round of the regional competition, earning them first place among Chenango’s schools. They will now compete at the state finals April 7. The team will travel to the competition in Syracuse via limousine, provided by the Brown Foundation.
This is the fourth year in a row the Oxford team has taken second place among the county’s districts, said captain Dylan Wheeler. “It’s good to win, but the best part is just getting together with everyone to have some fun and learn about the dangers of drugs and alcohol,” he said.
“Although only one team may walk away with the title, just participating and having learned so much, you are all winners in the most important game of all, life,” said competition coordinator Kevin Nial at the start of the event.
Nial said though the program aims to educate students about drugs, it also teaches conflict resolution, self-esteem, stress management and other life skills...