Lebo Students Excel at Academic Games National Tournament
May 12, 2014
On April 25-29th, 19 students from grades 5-12 competed in Knoxville, TN at the Academic Games National Tournament. Players participated in cube and trivia games against hundreds of other players in the areas of mathematics, set theory, presidents, propaganda techniques, language, current events, and American History. Mt. Lebanon players excelled and won several awards including:
Leo Matros - Jefferson Middle School - Grade 6 - First Place Individual in Presidents Trivia for Elementary Division and Distinguished Overall Top Ten Player for all of Academic Games Elementary Division. Antonio Carapella - Jefferson Middle School - Grade 6 - Third Place Individual in World Events Trivia for Elementary Division. Josh Dougherty - Mellon Middle School - Grade 7 - Third Place Team in World Events for Middle Division. Abbas Merchant -- Mellon Middle School - Grade 8 - Third Place Team in World Events for Middle Division. Gayatri Anil - Mellon Middle School - Grade 8 - Individual Top Ten Player in Presidents Trivia for Middle Division. Otis Smith - Mellon Middle School - Grade 8 - Individual Top Ten Player in Propaganda for Middle Division. Tom Jasionowski - High School - Grade 12 - Individual Perfect Score in Equations for Senior Division
Academic Games Players are coached by high school staff members Amanda Checque, Mike Yazvac, Ben Minett, Brad Kavo, Mike Locke, and Mt. Lebanon graduate Nina Wroniak.