posted on January 31, 2012 11:56
In the January Academic Pentathlon National scrimmage, McMillan Magnet Middle School outscored the reigning national champions from Riverview Middle School in Plymouth, WI to win the Overall Team gold medal.
Individual Gold Medalists in the January scrimmage were Dan Didier, Social Studies; Kelsey Thomas, Music; Chris Kathka, Math; Sam Planck, Music; Julius Buckner, Science; Elias Rios, Science and Social Studies; Elijah Sturek, Math and Individual Overall.
The Academic Pentathlon is a five event competition for middle school students that encourages and rewards academic excellence. They events are joined thematically around the “Age of Empire.” Students compete in essay, math, music, science, and social science. Individual and team awards are given. The Academic Pentathlon is sponsored by the OPS Office of Gifted and Talented Education.