The Social Studies Academic Games teams from Wellington Landings Middle School recently completed their final competitions.
After a hard-fought four weeks, the elementary team comprised of sixth graders Max Epstein, Ken Delisi, Alessandra Grace, Noah Groves and Matthew McGann finished in third place.
McGann placed ninth and qualified for the state tournament. Delisi finished in fifth place to qualify for the national tournament.
The middle school team comprised of seventh graders Cole Ellis, Nicholas Kapsos, Elijah Villafane, Maddie Nahom and Jonathan Hung, as well as eighth graders Philip Parel, Katie Gulkis, Jonah Smith and Anthony Mancusi, finished in second place defeating the next-closest team by 264 points.
Nahom finished in 13th place, Parel finished in 11th, Mancusi in 10th, Villafane in eighth and Hung in sixth. They all qualified for the state tournament. Smith finished in fifth place to qualify for the national tournament.
The students are looking forward to the Florida State Tournament at Palm Springs Middle School on March 7, and for the 50th anniversary Academic Games National Tournament in Orlando from April 24 through April 27.
ABOVE: The middle school social studies team.