Great Showing For Binks Academic Games Team

Binks Forest Elementary School congratulates its Social Studies Academic Games Team for winning second place in the elementary division.

The elementary division is considered fourth, fifth and sixth grades for the competition. The team of 10 students competed for four weeks against 49 other schools in Palm Beach County.

The 10 students practiced after school three times a week and studied at home to achieve their goal. They learned facts about presidents, current world events and history from the 1960s. Out of about 240 students countywide, Gavin Grave de Peralta came in eighth, Rohith Karthik came in tenth and Timothy Chen received an honorable mention.

Those three students will attend the state tournament on March 7. Timothy Chen and Gavin Grave de Peralta have also been invited to the national tournament.

Other team members include Asher Smith, Jonathan Buzek, Jacob Hefty, Ahad Khan, Hannah Brodtman, Angelo Chen and Shawn O’Sullivan.

ABOVE: Binks Forest Elementary School Academic Games students (front row) Asher Smith, Hannah Brodtman and Rohith Karthik; (middle row) Jonathan Buzek, Jacob Hefty, Angelo Chen, Timothy Chen and Gavin Grave de Peralta; and (back row) Lisa Gifford (club sponsor), Shawn O’Sullivan and Ahad Khan.