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CCMS Academic Team Shines in Nashville Regional

CCMS Academic Team Shines in Nashville Regional

On February 25th, twenty students from Calloway County Middle School Academic Team traveled to Freedom Middle School in Franklin, TN to compete in both the Regional Science and History Bee tournaments.  They were able to advance to this level based on successful completion of an online qualifier earlier this school year.  The Tennessee Winter Regional is sponsored by the International Academic Competitions organization.

In the Science Bee portion of the tournament, the Lakers brought home several medals and distinctions. In the 8th grade division, the Lakers had four team members make the championship round of seven students.  Aiden Hooper brought home the runner-up trophy as well as an invitation to the national competition.  Also receiving invitations to nationals were Sarah Doyle, Divine Ezinma, and Lillie Russell.  The seventh-grade division had Ella Martin claiming the championship with Hayden Loveless coming in with second place.  These two ladies also received an invitation to nationals.   In the sixth-grade division, the Lakers had a clean sweep with Theodore Perlow being named the champion, Ava Bogard in second and Collin Naber in third place.   These three students also received invitations to the national tournament.  The Science Bee team is composed of Collin Naber, Theodore Perlow, Ava Bogard, Ella Martin, Hayden Loveless, Mirielle Gupton, William Lanier, Sarah Doyle, Divine Ezinma, Lillie Russell, and Aiden Hooper.

In the History Bee portion of the tournament, the Lakers also brought home numerous medals and championship distinction.  In the 8th grade division, the Lakers brought home the runner-up trophy secured by Aiden Hooper.  Aiden received an invitation to the national tournament as well as Sean Williams in this division. The seventh-grade division saw Molly Pierce finishing as runner-up and Tyler Saalwaechter claiming third place and invitations to the national tournament.  In the sixth-grade division, Mason Falwell, Kyler McKeel, and Theodore Perlow all made the final round and received invitations to the national tournament.  The Lakers also had one student compete in the Geography Bee, Kyler McKeel, who brought home the championship trophy in the sixth-grade division! The History Bee team is composed of Theodore Perlow, Mason Falwell, Grayson McManus, Kyler McKeel, Emilio Gomez, Mason Riley, Tyler Saalwaechter, Molly Pierce, Mariana Hughes, Sean Williams and Aiden Hooper.