Student teams from Frisco ISD elementary schools took nine of the top ten places in the Lone Star Challenge (LSC), a statewide academic competition for students in grades 4-6.
The team from Anderson Elementary finished second overall, with students from Hosp, Mooneyham and Isbell elementary schools coming in third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Teams from Riddle, Sem, Borchardt, Bledsoe and Pink elementary schools rounded out Frisco ISD’s dominance of the top ten.
Lone Star Challenge is a learning experience designed to test students’ knowledge in reading, writing, social studies, math and science. Questions are based on materials developed by Texas Academic Decathlon and are intended to compliment the STAAR testing program.
Although the statewide competition includes sixth graders, FISD’s competitors only come from fourth and fifth grade. Students took curriculum-based exams at their home schools this spring before participating in a District-wide super quiz event. Scores were then compared to teams from participating districts across the state.
The theme of this year’s competition was A Traveler’s Guide to the World and questions focused on topics such as world cultures, geographical studies, zoology and “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle.
Members of the top District team from Anderson Elementary are pictured above as follows:
(Front row left to right) Mathias Wong, Sheen Saxena, Karina Roberts, Sarayu Bongale, Mananya Gupta, Sonja Mo, Pallavi Perumulla
(Back row left to right) Kisore Mohanasundaram, Gregory Matthew, Sundesh Donthi, Adriana Sun, Coach David Perry, Vinayak Saxena, Coach Sue Kelly