The Nelson and Fowler middle school Academic Pentathlon teams faced tough competition in the virtual National Academic Pentathlon contest earlier this month, and both placed in the highly competitive event.
Each state is eligible to send two teams to the national competition and this year both Texas teams were from Frisco ISD after students swept the state Pentathlon competition.
Congratulations to the Nelson Middle School seventh grade team that tied for second and the Fowler Middle School eighth grade team that placed second!
The commitment of the students and their teachers was admirable from the first day of school to the very last.
“The National competition was the last day of school, and these dedicated students gave up the fun of the last day of school to compete,” said Dana Reid, secondary coordinator for Gifted and Talented. "These students are so impressive on many
Academic Pentathlon is designed to serve as a learning experience and feeder program for the high school Octathlon and Decathlon competitions and is offered at most FISD middle schools for seventh and eighth grade students.
The Academic Pentathlon consists of several events where students compete in math, social science, science, literature, and fine arts. Each year, a new topic is selected to study, and this year’s topic was “Water: A Most Essential Resource.”
Congratulations to these students and their teachers for a fantastic showing at the national competition!
Fowler Eighth Grade Pentathlon Team - Led by Krista Flaskamp and Alayne Hill
Nelson Seventh Grade Pentathlon Team - Led by Kristen Holan and Emily Murdock