280 middle school students compete in Merced County pentathlon

dyawger@mercedsunstar.com March 18, 2014 

  • OTHER RESULTS:

    Eighth Grade Language and Literature:

    First place varsity, Paola Bedolla, Cesar Chavez Elementary School. First place scholastic division, Edwin Cruz, Livingston Middle School, and first place honors, David Edwards and Megan Van Ruler, both of Hilmar Middle School.

    Eighth Grade Mathematics:

    First place varsity, Uriel Sanchez of Cesar Chavez and Anthony Hernandez of Los Banos Junior High School. First place scholastic division, Jesus Martinez of Le Grand and Alondra Ceja of Cesar Chavez. First place honors, Bailey Lopez of Le Grand and Elena Gutierrez-Ramirez of Los Banos Junior High School.

    Eighth Grade Science:

    First place varsity, Jonathan Morales of Livingston Middle School. First place scholastic division, Edwin Cruz of Livingston Middle School. First place honors division, Paul Rocha of Hilmar Middle School.

    Eighth Grade Social Science:

    First place varsity, Lily Vazquez, Le Grand. First place scholastic, Jesus Martinez of Le Grand and Edwin Cruz of Livingston Middle School. First place honors, Parwinder Uppal of Livingston Middle School.

    Seventh Grade Language And Literature:

    First place varsity, Paige Broughton, Le Grand Elementary School. First place scholastic, Kai Rutledge of Livingston Middle School. First place honors, Hannah Mevi of Los Banos Junior High School and Makayla Leonard of Livingston Middle School.

    Seventh Grade Math:

    First place varsity Joel Pina of Livingston Middle School. First place scholastic division, Vanessa Miguel of Hilmar Middle School. First place honors, Clay Robinson of Hilmar Middle School.

    Seventh Grade Science:

    First place varsity division, Azul Arellano of Winton Middle School. First place scholastic division, Vanessa Miguel of Hilmar Middle School, Fatima Almanza of Cesar Chavez, Brian Jaime of Winton Middle School and Kai Rutledge of Livingston Middle School. First place honors division, Clay Robinson of Hilmar Middle School and Roberto Servin of Winton Middle School.

    Seventh Grade Social Science:

    First place varsity, Jose Herrera of Hilmar Middle School. First place scholastic, Ayab El Fahdi of Livingston Middle School. First place honors, Clay Robinson of Hilmar Middle School.

    Sixth Grade Language And Literature:

    First place varsity, Freddy Barrera, R.M. Miano School, Los Banos. First place scholastic, Brandon Dominguez, Livingston Middle School. First place honors, Japjeet Uppal of Livingston Middle School.

    Sixth Grade Mathematics:

    First place varsity, Freddy Barrera, Miano School. First place scholastic, Isaiah Martinez, Westside School. First place honors, Japjeet Uppal, Livingston Middle School.

    Sixth Grade Science:

    First place varsity, Freddy Barrera of Miano. First place, scholastic division, Isaiah Martinez, Westside. First place honors, Genisa Salinas, Westside School.

    Sixth Grade Social Science:

    First place varsity, Cynthia Salas, Westside, and Freddy Barrera, Miano School. First place scholastic, Isaiah Martinez, Westside School. First place honors, Alondra Magana, Hilmar Middle School, and Genisa Salinas of Westside.

Middle school students competing in the Merced County Academic Pentathlon had to demonstrate their knowledge in literature, mathematics, science, social science and the Super Quiz during the event, held earlier this month.

Results of the March 8 competition at Golden Valley High School were announced Wednesday during an awards ceremony. More than 280 sixth- through eighth-grade students competed in the event.

Sixth-graders had to answer questions about ancient Greece. Seventh-graders were grilled on medieval Africa and Islam, and eighth-graders fielded questions on U.S. history and geography from 1600 to 1800, according to a press release from the Merced County Office of Education.

Each team had nine members, three each from A honor, B scholastic and C varsity levels. The composition gave students a chance to develop skills working with others of different ability levels, motivation and interests.

The eighth-grade overall school winner was Hilmar Middle School, followed consecutively by Livingston Middle School, Le Grand Elementary School, Winton Middle School and Cesar Chavez Middle School in Planada.

The eighth-grade Super Quiz winner was Hilmar.

Hilmar was the overall school winner for the seventh grade, followed by Livingston, Le Grand , Winton and Weaver Middle School.

Cesar Chavez Middle School won the Super Quiz for seventh-graders.

The overall school winner for the sixth grade was Westside School, followed consecutively by R.M. Miano Elementary in Los Banos, Livingston, Thomas Olaeta Elementary in Atwater and Mercey Springs Elementary in Los Banos.

Westsidewon the sixth-grade Super Quiz.

Sun-Star staff writer Doane Yawger can be reached at (209) 385-2407 or dyawger@mercedsunstar.com.

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