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HMS Academic Challenge Team Takes 1st Place at Regional Competition

March 13, 2019 -- Heights Middle School took first place at the Comet Winter Clash Academic Challenge on February 16 at Solon High School.

The two HMS teams, both consisting of students from Rox Mid and Monticello, went 5-0 in the morning round, which placed them both in a championship bracket of the top four teams in the afternoon. One HMS team took first place at 9-0 with a tournament-winning final game against a strong Solon team, and the other finished the day in fourth place with a 5-3 record.

Team members impressed coaches and parents with their ability to stay focused when hearing around 650 complicated questions throughout the day.
 
Comet Clash Team Standings

On February 23, the Heights Middle School Academic Challenge team (minus those members attending the Science Olympiad competition) placed fourth out of 48 teams at the Copley Middle School Invitational, listening to more 750 questions over the course of the day. They qualified for and will attend the Middle School National Championship Tournament in Chicago this May.
 
Copley Middle School Invitational Team Standing 
 
Parent Kari Elsila is their coach. 

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