Lyndonville academic team competes at nationals

Posted 5 May 2017 at 7:59 am

Provided photo: The Lyndonville Academic Decathlon team competed last month at nationals in Madison, Wisconsin.

Press Release, Lyndonville Central School

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville Academic Decathlon team represented New York State at national competition April 20-22 in Madison, Wisconsin.

The team was led by captain Thomas Bummer and took 8th place out of 11 U.S. schools in its division. Overall, Lyndonville took 22nd of the 31 participating U.S. schools. Schools were divided into three divisions based on their size so similar-sized schools competed against each other.

Lyndonville was in Division 3. Within each division, students competed in the Honors, Scholastic, or Varsity categories based on their GPA. This year’s theme was World War II.

Students competed in the following areas: Speech, Interview, Essay, Social Science, Science, Art, Music, Mathematics, Economics and Literature. Speeches were given in front of two judges and five of their fellow competitors.

Paige Gardner earned a bronze medal in Mathematics in the Honors category. Brooke Kiefer was awarded the team MVP and earned the highest score on the team. She was given $250 towards her future education for each award.

Thomas Bummer and Rebecca Schoolcraft each had the honor of carrying the New York State flag during the competition’s ceremonies.

The team consisted of Devon Allen, Natalie Allen, Sierra Blanar, Thomas Bummer, Paige Gardner, Brooke Kiefer, Rebecca Schoolcraft, Jessica Smith, Trevor Thaine and coaches Paula Reimann and Kristine Mostyn.

This was an amazing experience for everyone. The team greatly appreciated all of the community support they received.

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