The results are in – teams of students from Frisco ISD swept the top three places in Lone Star Challenge (LSC), a statewide academic competition for elementary students.
The state champion team is from Anderson Elementary, with teams from Borchardt Elementary and Taylor Elementary taking second and third place, respectively.
Also finishing in the top 15 statewide were teams from Riddle, Comstock, Sem, Gunstream, Isbell, Bledsoe, Spears and McSpedden elementary schools. Many other FISD schools posted exceptional scores as well.
Lone Star Challenge mirrors Texas Academic Decathlon with questions in reading, writing, math and science.
Fourth and fifth grade students form teams to participate in curriculum-based exams on the fundamentals of the STAAR testing program. Questions are taken from a study guide provided by the Texas Academic Decathlon and LSC test writers.
Each team from participating campuses received exams the week of April 26 and a District-wide super quiz took place at Lone Star High School on April 30. The results were then submitted to the state to be compared to those from other participating districts.
Medals were awarded in May to the top three scores in the competition areas of essay, math/science, social studies/reading, super quiz and overall competition score.
The state champion team from Anderson Elementary included students Ashwin Javvaji, Giselle Menezes, Lavik Jain, Maanya Singh, Satvik Duddukuru, Sachit Kapoor, Andrew Carnline, Aalia Ahmed, Akanksha Mehta, Rohan Singhal and Shrey Joshi. Coaches were David Perry and Courtney Harrison.