In late April, four members of the Wellington Landings Middle School Academic Games team competed as members of the Palm Beach County All-Star Team at the 51st AGLOA National Tournament in Atlanta. Tristan Funicelli, Gavin Grave de Peralta, Nicholas Kapsos and Asher Smith brought back numerous team and individual awards.
Funicelli was a member of both the first place Middle World Events team and the first place Middle Presidents team. Kapsos was a member of the third place Middle LinguiSHTIK team. Smith returned with several finisher medals for his contributions on the elementary teams. Grave de Peralta earned recognition as a member of the first place Elementary World Events team, where he placed eighth individually. He played on the third place Elementary Presidents Team, where he was fifth individually. He also earned a perfect score in Elementary LinguiSHTIK.
Grave de Peralta also earned one of the most prized awards presented at the tournament. The Sweepstakes Award is given each year to the best overall players in the division. Out of more than 300 elementary school players eligible for the award, he placed third nationally for sweepstakes.
ABOVE:Academic Games winners Asher Smith, Nick Kapsos, Tristan Funicelli and Gavin Grave de Peralta.