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North Fork, Mountain Home win at Academic Pentathlon

The Mountain Home School Charter team earned the title of seventh grade champions at the Madera County Academic Pentathlon.
The Mountain Home School Charter team earned the title of seventh grade champions at the Madera County Academic Pentathlon. Submitted photo

The 2017 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 1 naming North Fork Elementary School this year’s eighth grade champion and Mountain Home School Charter the seventh grade champion.

More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on March 17 and April 1. Students competed in the areas of essay, fine arts, literature, mathematics and social science. This year’s topic was World War II.

Coarsegold Elementary School came in second place in the seventh grade competition and North Fork Elementary School placed third. Coarsegold Elementary School came in second in the eighth grade competition and Ranchos Middle School placed third.

Coarsegold Elementary School and Mountain Home School charter tied for first place in the seventh grade Super Quiz competition. North Fork Elementary School placed first in the eighth grade competition. North Fork Elementary School came in second in the seventh grade competition and Rivergold Elementary School placed third. In eighth grade competition, Coarsegold Elementary School came in second place and Thomas Jefferson Middle School placed third.

“We are so proud of Madera County’s seventh and eighth grade students,” said Dianna Marsh, Assistant Superintendent, Madera County Office of Education. “This year’s competition was extremely tough and these students met the challenges with exceptional sportsmanship, team spirit and dedication. Without the generous support from our community and school districts, our student academic events would not be possible.”

Each team consisted of up to 15 students per team. Students had to compete in all five events. Teams had been practicing for this event since October.

Seventh grade winners

Essay

Elisa Heidebrecht Mountain Home Gold

Avery Bunnell Wasuma Elementary Silver

Luke Miller Ranchos Middle Bronze

Fine Arts

Elisa Heidebrecht Mountain Home Gold

Allison Seiling Mountain Home Silver

Laura Rohrbaugh North Fork Elementary Bronze

Literature

Allison Seiling Mountain Home Gold

Avery Bunnell Wasuma Elementary Silver

Paige Thornburg North Fork Elementary Bronze

Gavin Jasper Mountain Home Bronze

Elisa Heidebrecht Mountain Home Bronze

Jackson Roeder Mountain Home Bronze

Nicholas Sultana Mountain Home Bronze

Math

Jackson Roeder Mountain Home Gold

Katie Colan Coarsegold Elementary Silver

Joseph Star Oak Creek Intermediate Bronze

Daniel Eidson North Fork Elementary Bronze

Elisa Heidebrecht Mountain Home Bronze

Social Science

Adrian Aldridge Mountain Home Gold

Avery Bunnell Wasuma Elementary Silver

Jackson Roeder Mountain Home Bronze

Nicholas Sultana Coarsegold Elementary Bronze

Eight grade winners

Essay

Peter Hartley Ranchos Middle Gold

Julia Noble Mountain Homoe Silver

Ava Miller Coarsegold Elementary Silver

Moises Agundez North Fork Elementary Bronze

Josiah Waltner North Fork Elementary Bronze

Fine Arts

Dahlia Pollack North Fork Elementary Gold

Josiah Waltner North Fork Elementary Silver

Ava Miller Coarsegold Elementary Bronze

Literature

Josiah Waltner North Fork Elementary Gold

Lauren Stover North Fork Elementary Silver

Kaia Owen North Fork Elementary Bronze

Dahlia Pollack North Fork Elementary Bronze

Julia Noble Mountain Home Bronze

Math

Josiah Waltner North Fork Elementary Gold

Dahlia Pollack North Fork Elementary Gold

Ava Gresham Coarsegold Elementary Silver

Kaia Owen North Fork Elementary Bronze

Social Science

Gabby Miller Coarsegold Elementary Gold

Lauren Stover North Fork Elementary Silver

Peter Hartley Ranchos Middle Bronze

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