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North Fork 8th Team members include Makayla Agundez, Desiree Coleman,Hailey DeBoer, Elva Gurule, Katherine Havens, Katelynn Mangan, BenjimenMcMillan, Emma Prescott, Adalie Waltner. Coached by Katie Kelly and CarrieWaltner - photo courtesy Madera County Office of Education

North Fork 8th Grade Wins County Academic Challenge

Members of the North Fork Team — photo courtesy of Madera County Office of Education

MADERA COUNTY — The 2019 Madera County Academic Pentathlon culminated with the Super Quiz and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Mar. 16, naming Sherman Thomas STEM Academy this year’s seventh grade champion team and North Fork School the eighth grade champion team.

More than 200 students participated in this five-event academic competition, held on March 8 and 16. Students competed in the areas of essay, fine arts, literature, science and social science. This year’s topic was The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.

North Fork School came in second in the 7th grade competition and Spring Valley Elementary School placed third. Mountain Home School Charter came in second in the 8th grade competition and Sherman Thomas STEM Academy placed third.

Members of the Mountain Home School Team — photo courtesy of Madera County Office of Education

North Fork Elementary School earned first place in the both the 7th and 8th grade Super Quiz competitions. Sherman Thomas STEM Academy came in second in the 7th grade competition and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School placed third. In 8th grade competition, Mountain Home Charter School came in second place and Sherman Thomas STEM Academy placed third.

“Madera County’s seventh and eighth grade pentathletes are amazing,” says Dr. Cecilia Massetti, Madera County Superintendent of Schools.

“They studied countless hours, showed exceptional sportsmanship, team spirit and dedication throughout the contest. Our students did extremely well.”

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.

Members of the Raymond Knowles Team — photo courtesy of Madera County Office of Education

The Academic Pentathlon is sponsored by Madera County Superintendent of Schools and the Madera County Schools Foundation and supported by community donations.

Essay

7th Grade

Gold: Gunreet Mahil, Ranchos Middle School

Silver: Omar Alvarez, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

Bronze: Alexandra Tripp, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

4th: Juliana Gonzalez, Ranchos Middle School

5th: Daniella Fernandez-Ortiz, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

Members of the Rivergold Team — photo courtesy of Madera County Office of Education

8th Grade

Gold: Sophia Kennedy, Spring Valley/Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Emma Prescott, North Fork Elementary School

Bronze: Issac Enrique-Cervantes, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

4th: Aubrey Bilskey, Ranchos Middle School

5th: Natalie Meyer, Rivergold Elementary School

Fine Art

Mountain Home 8th Team members include Abby Buttgereit, Joshua Chenault,Genevieve Curry, Sofia Dugan, Tigerlily King, Wil Lodge, Corra Montgomery,Haven O’Connor, Cory Stanford. Coached by Kim Meeks and Renee Johnson – photo courtesy Madera County Office of Education

7th Grade

Gold: Alexandra Tripp, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

Silver: James Massetti, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

Bronze: Katanna Graham, North Fork Elementary School

4th Place: Landon Donahue, North Fork Elementary School

5th Place: Daniella Fernandez-Ortiz, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

8th Grade

Members of the Spring Valley Team — photo courtesy of Madera County Office of Education

Gold: Emma Prescott, North Fork Elementary School

Silver: Elva Gurule, North Fork Elementary School

Silver: Adalie Waltner, North Fork Elementary School

Bronze: Makayla Agundez, North Fork Elementary School

4th: Wil Lodge, Mountain Home Charter School

5th Place: Allie Grifalconi Mandel, Spring Valley/Chawanakee Academy

Literature

7th Grade

Gold: Eli Lockwood, Coarsegold Elementary

Silver: Acacia Edeluchel, Spring Valley/Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: Katanna Graham, North Fork Elementary School

Bronze: David Perez, North Fork Elementary School

Bronze: Alexandra Tripp, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

4th Place: Brianna Chase, Ranchos Middle School

4th Place: Ronny Wallace, North Fork Elementary School

4th Place: Aidan Feskorn, Spring Valley/Chawanakee Academy

5th Place: Rosabelle Flores, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

5th Place: Donovan Guglielmana, Eastin-Arcola Elementary School

5th Place: Gunreet Mahil, Ranchos Middle School

5th Place: James Massetti, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

5th Place: Khloe Owen, North Fork Elementary School

5th Place: Delilah Whitener, North Fork Elementary School

8th Grade

Gold: Emma Prescott, North Fork Elementary School

Gold: Adalie Waltner, North Fork Elementary School

Silver: Makayla Agundez, North Fork Elementary School

Silver: Issac Enrique-Cervantes, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

Silver: Allie Grifalconi Mandel, Spring Valley/Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Jane Irion, Wasuma School

Bronze: Ariana Becerra, Thomas Jefferson Middle School

4th Place: Andrew Greathouse, Rivergold Elementary School

4th Place: Katherine Havens, North Fork Elementary School

4th Place: Tigerlily King, Mountain Home Charter School

4th Place: Natalie Meyer, Rivergold Elementary School

5th Place: Wil Lodge, Mountain Home Charter School

Science

7th Grade

Gold: Aidan Feskorn, Spring Valley/Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Acacia Edeluchel, Spring Valley/Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: Omar Alvarez, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

Bronze: James Massetti, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

4th Place: Emma Henson, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

4th Place: Gunreet Mahil, Ranchos Middle School

4th Place: Alexandra Tripp, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

5th Place: Brianna Chase, Ranchos Middle School

5th Place: Rex Fisk, Rivergold Elementary School

8th Grade

Gold: Emma Prescott, North Fork Elementary School

Silver: Issac Enrique-Cervantes, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

Silver: Wil Lodge, Mountain Home Charter School

Bronze: Quinn Wimer, Rivergold Elementary School

4th Place: Elva Gurule, North Fork Elementary School

5th Place: Emily Boatwright, Ranchos Middle School

Social Science

7th Grade

Gold: James Massetti, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

Gold: Alexandra Tripp, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy

Silver: Landon Donahue, North Fork Elementary School

Silver: Acacia Edeluchel, Spring Valley/Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: Katanna Graham, North Fork Elementary School

4th Place: David Perez, North Fork Elementary School

5th Place: Aidan Feskorn, Spring Valley/Chawanakee Academy

8th Grade

Gold: Wil Lodge, Mountain Home Charter School

Silver: Abby Buttgereit, Mountain Home Charter School

Bronze: Elva Gurule, North Fork Elementary School

Bronze: Emma Prescott, North Fork Elementary School

4th Place: Adalie Waltner, North Fork Elementary School

5th Place: Tigerlily King, Mountain Home Charter School

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