Landings Social Studies Academic Games Teams Excel In Competition

The Social Studies Academic Games teams at Wellington Landings Middle School completed their final competitions recently.

After a four-week competition, the elementary team finished in third place. Team members were sixth graders Asher Smith, Gavin Grave de Peralta, Noah Norwitch, Holden Kapsos, Lance Nelson, Alexander Bartley, Harrison Winton and Tagin Krauel.

Gavin Grave de Peralta finished in fifth place and qualified for the Academic Games National Tournament in Atlanta from April 22-25.

The middle school team finished in second place. The team was comprised of seventh graders Ken Delisi and Matthew McGann, and eighth graders Eli Villafane, Alexander Ruehrmund, Tanner Hammerling, Cole Ellis, Maddie Nahom, Nick Kapsos, Blake Willson, Connor Farrell and Tristan Funicelli.

Nick Kapsos (13th place), Connor Farrell (12th place), Alexander Ruehrmund (ninth place), Tanner Hammerling (eighth place) and Eli Villafane (seventh place) all qualified for the Florida state tournament at Palm Springs Middle School on March 5. Tristan Funicelli finished in fourth place to also qualify for the national tournament.

Sponsors are Christopher Cartagena and Margie Walsh.

ABOVE:  The seventh and eighth grade Academic Games team from Wellington Landings.