• Bellefonte Area students compete against five other teams to win YSB-sponsored competition

    std18Bellefonte Area is defending champions of the annual Slay the Dragon competition – a Jeopardy-style drug and alcohol competition through the Centre County Youth Service Bureau. This year’s event was held Feb. 24 at the Nittany Mall.

    The team, made of students Bella Corman, Regan Roan, Jaelyn Smith and Alex Spicer, competed against five other teams and won three straight games to bring the trophy back to Bellefonte.

    “They worked hard since the beginning of January to research and memorize (more than) 130 drug and alcohol facts,” secondary math coach and team adviser Melissa Duckworth said. “They dealt with many changes this year in the competition, but were able to take away the crown.”

    Other schools to compete were Bald Eagle Area middle and high school, Centre Learning Community Charter School, Mount Nittany Middle School and State College Area High School.

    According to the Centre County YSB website, the game is “meant to provide students, advisers and parents with correct and accurate information about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.”

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD