St. Bernard Parish’s Academic Games Team competed in Wheeling, West Virginia recently joining over 2,000 students from across the nation.
Academic Games is a tournament style academic competition where students are challenged to use higher order thinking skills in the subjects of language arts, English, history, and mathematics.
Superintendent Doris Voitier said this activity is near and dear to her heart.
“We are so proud of our students for their achievements this year. Each year we get nothing but accolades for our students’ behavior, their character, their integrity, and their sportsmanship at the national tournament. All of which proves once again, St. Bernard Parish students are second to none in every respect,” she said.
Chalmette Refining/PBF Energy is the school district’s corporate sponsor and makes the local and national tournaments possible.
Supervisor of Secondary Education Mary Lumetta thanked them for their continued support.
“The money they have put into the local and national tournaments not only defrays costs for the parents, but it also saves the students from having to fundraise and instead allows them to use their energies towards studying, learning, and competing. We have had an amazing partnership with Chalmette Refining/ PBF Energy and could not thank them enough for their generosity,” she said.
Accompanied by their coaches, Melinda Hall, Gena Asevado, Jillian Chrisman, Leigh Pechon, and Ryan Gregorie, this year’s teams did exceptionally well:
Colby Gilchrist, Selina Li, Ava Volante, Andrew Wei, and Tania White
Presidents Team Award—2nd Place out of 42 Teams
Propaganda Team Award—5th Place out of 46 Teams
Presidents Individual Award, Ava Volante—11th Place out of 203 players
Presidents Individual Award, Selina Li– 14th Place out of 203 players
Propaganda Individual Award, Ava Volante –13th Place out of 220 players
Ethan Gilchrist, Brandon Jackson, Jedelle LeFeunte, Landin Sanborn, and Anthony Wei
Presidents Team Award—9th Place out of 42 Teams
Presidents Individual Award, Anthony Wei –13th Place out of 209 players
Ahmad Alkurd, Austin Billiot, Kelsey Billiot, Kenny Nguyen, and Danton Vu
Onsets Team Award—2nd Place out of 19 Teams
Presidents Team Award—4th Place out of 18 Teams
Onsets Individual Award, Ahmad Alkurd—8th Place out of 90 players
Onsets Individual Award, Danton Vu—8th Place out of 90 players
Onsets Individual Award, Antony Vu—11th Place out of 90 players
Onsets Individual Award, Austin Billiot—15th Place out of 90 players
Equations Individual Award, Danton Vu—11th Place out of 103 players
Presidents Individual Award, Kenny Nguyen—10th Place out of 128 players
Presidents Individual Award, Kelsey Billiot—17th Place out of 128 players
Presidents Individual Award, Austin Billiot—20th Place out of 128 players