Last Tuesday was the regional Chidon Tanach, which is divided into two competitions – one for religious schools and one for the non-religious schools. This year, the winner of both competitions were students from schools in Modiin. The winner of the regional competition for non-religious schools was Irad Herman, a twelfth grade student from Yachad High School, who scored 97 out of 100 points. Irad is studying diplomacy and computer science and has competed in past Chidon Tanachs and reached the national finals. Omer Giz, tenth grade student from MOR High School came in second place in the competition for non-religious schools. The winner of the regional competition for religious high schools was Meir Lederman, a ninth grade student from Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Lapid Modiin, who scored 99 out of 100 points. The students are now preparing for the national competition that will take place on Wednesday, March 14.