Academic Challenge Champions
2018-2019 Academic Challenge Contests proved to be both exciting and insightful. It was exciting to see the preparation and performance of the teams this year. They had obviously read the books which were the foundation for the Literature questions and had a good grasp on the other categorical material. Each team did a good job of making a guess when the solid answer was not known, thus getting a chance at being right. It was insightful to see what middle students actually know about subject matter and current topics.
Across the four counties involved, three of them had teams tied at the end of the matches. I thought this really showed the similarity in young people and knowledge across the miles.
The Championship took place on a partly sunny day with almost a crowd of approximately 500 people, including the teams and their audiences, participating or watching. The scores at the end of each match were close, just like they had been in the county matches, and enthusiasm was high. In the final results, this year's Champion of Champions were:
Norwalk Mainstreet 5th grade team
Huron city 6th grade team
Edison Milan 7th grade team
Perkins MS 8th grade team
All the Advisers and team members need a great show of appreciation for spending the time and energy to again make this a good event in which to show what they know.
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