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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 08:31

North Davidson HS and Alexander Graham MS Shine at the 2015 LEA Quiz Competition

liam AG_Team 

  From Left to Right:  Coach Hedgepeth, Liam Hinson, Ailish Coughlin, and Hannah Sima 


                                                             1st place winners: Isabella Wright and Josh Grubb



From Left to Right - Coach Kester, Isabella Wright, John Grubb, Morgan Warrick, Braxton Zangston-Chapman, and Coach Piatkowski


 UNC Charlotte Dancers performing at the Quiz Competition


On Saturday December 12th, 2015 NC k-12 students met at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte - Cone University Center to compete for the 2015 Let's Explore Africa Quiz Bowl.  The juniors from North Davidson High School, Winston Salem, NC faced off with their seniors.  At the end of the competition, Josh Grubb and Isabella Wright answered the most questions correctly and took first place and championship trophy. Morgan Warrick and Braxton Zangston-Chapman placed second.  

For the seventh through ninth grade category, seventh graders from Alexander Graham Middle School, Charlotte, NC faced off. At the end of the competition, Liam Hinson dominated the competition with commanding lead in answering most of the questions. Ailish Coughlin came in second and Hannah Sima took third place. Overall, AG took the championship trophy!

Thanks to coaches, Ms. Kyle Kester, Mrs. Sarah Piatkowski, and Ms. Dana Hedgepeth for preparing these students well.  Appreciations to Ms. Laura Bauer of South Charlotte Middle School for her assistance during the event, and the UNC dance students.  Special thanks to the parents for coming along to cheer their students on.  Principals, we appreciate your encouraging activities such as this and expanding your students' knowledge in global education.  Kudos to our sponsors - UNC Charlotte, Trader Joe's, Pcho Pictures, Krispy Kreme, and local radio stations!

Happy Holidays! See you in 2016!