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Academic Games Teams Shine at Nationals
Posted 05/07/2018 04:30PM
Academic Games

Congratulations to our Academic Games teams on a successful trip to the national competition. On April 27-30, twenty-four students from grades 4-12 competed with over 1000 competing students and 100 competing teams from across the country at the Academic Games Nationals Tournament in Knoxville, TN. Students participated in games involving mathematics, set theory, propaganda, language, current events, presidential trivia, mythology trivia, and current events trivia. Mt. Lebanon players received several awards and distinctions at the national competition.

The 2018 Academic Games Nationals Tournament Awards:

Vishnu Venugopal (Mellon Middle) - member of the 1st place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division, 2nd place individual National Champion in Theme for Middle Division

Julian Mikush (Mellon Middle) - 6th place individual national champion in Presidents for Middle Division, member of 8th place team in Presidents for Middle Division, member of 4th place team in Propaganda for Middle Division

Amy Tan (Jefferson Middle) - member of 1st Place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division, member of the 4th place team for Propaganda in Middle Division, 10th place individual championship in Propaganda for Middle Division

Lucian Mikush (Howe) - 3rd place individual national champion in Presidents for Elementary Division, member of the 3rd place team in Presidents for Elementary Division, member of the 5th place team in Propaganda for Elementary Division

Leah Vuillemot (Mellon Middle) - member of the 1st place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division, tied 10th place individual national champion in Theme for Middle Division, member of the 4th place national championship team in Propaganda in Middle Division

Josie Dougherty (Mellon Middle) - member of the 4th place national team in Propaganda for Middle Division

Hailey Latona (Mellon Middle) - member of the 4th place national team in Propaganda for Middle Division, member of the 8th place national team in Presidents in Middle Division

Adam Ash - (Jefferson Middle) - 7th place individual National Champion in Presidents for Elementary Division, member of the 5th place team in Propaganda for Elementary Division

Ava Vito (Jefferson Elementary) - 4th place individual National Champion in Theme for Elementary Division

Shane Bonner (Mellon Middle) - 7th place individual National Champion in Current Events for Middle Division

Jessica Tang (Jefferson Middle) - member of the 4th place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division, 10th place individual national champion in Theme for Middle Division

Andrew Reis (Mellon Middle) - member of the 4th place National Championship team in Theme for Middle Division

Kate Kessler (Jefferson Middle) - Member of the 8th place national team in Presidents for Middle Division

The Academic Games players are coached by high school faculty members Mr. Brad Kavo, Ms. Jen Marnik, Mr. Ben Minett, and Lincoln Elementary faculty Ms. Sarah Davies and Ms. Annie Pugh.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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