FISD Students Sweep Texas Academic Pentathlon

Apr 29, 2022

Fowler Pentathlon 2022

Each year, two state champion teams advance from the Texas Academic Pentathlon to the National Academic Pentathlon. This year, both of those Texas teams are from Frisco ISD.

Congratulations to the Fowler Middle School eighth grade team and the Nelson Middle School seventh grade team! They were named state champions after posting the top scores in their respective Academic Pentathlon categories.

This achievement marks the third time in FISD history that Fowler and the District took the state title and the first time that FISD students will advance both a seventh and eighth grade team to nationals. They each beat out more than 70 teams from across the state.

The Fowler and Nelson Pentathlon teams also placed first in the regional competition in April. 

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 students in grades 7-8.

In addition to the state champions, six FISD teams also finished in the top ten in the state in both the seventh and eighth grade categories. This includes the eighth grade teams from Nelson (2nd), Lawler (4th), Maus (5th), Vandeventer (6th) and Roach (7th). The top ten seventh grade teams from across the state include FISD’s Vandeventer (3rd), Fowler (4th), Lawler (7th), Maus (9th) and Pearson (10th).

Nelson Pentathlon 2022

Clearly, FISD Academic Pentathlon students and their teachers are more than deserving of the recognition for their hard work preparing for the competition that consists of five events where students compete in the following categories: math, social studies, science, literature and fine arts. Each year, a new topic is selected for study in conjunction with the essential readiness skills of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests. This year’s topic is “Water: A Most Essential Resource.”

Congratulations and best of luck to these students who will compete in May in the national competition.

Fowler Eighth Grade Pentathlon Team - Led by Krista Flaskamp and Alayne Hill

  • Krithik Boopathy

  • Ayush Dane

  • TJ Dube

  • Abish Kambala

  • Abhay Murthy

  • Akshay Murthy

  • Reet Parashar

  • Riddhi Raut

  • Alp Sahin

Nelson Seventh Grade Pentathlon Team - Led by Kristen Holan and Emily Murdock

  • Enzo Albuquerque

  • Will Claney

  • Aditya Joshi

  • Aditya Jothi

  • Rithu Kannan

  • Pranav Mukkura

  • Eshaan Nallapareddy

  • Shravya Palli

  • Mehek Saini

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