James Sanderlin Students Win Pinellas Academic Quiz Bowl
The Sanderlin students defeated teams from five other middle schools.
PINELLAS COUNTY -James B. Sanderlin PK-8 IB World School became the 2017 winner of Pinellas County’s Academic Quiz Bowl competition.
Six final middle school teams met in Conference Hall at the Largo School Board building for the final round of the Academic Quiz Bowl competition. Each team consisted of five students and two alternates. Topics ranged from science and math to history and literature.
Teams that qualified for the final round: James Sanderlin, Clearwater Fundamental, Bay Point, Morgan Fitzgerald, Dunedin Highland, and Largo. Students from Bay Point placed second. Those from Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School came in third.
James Sanderlin Team: Sy Allen, Liam Dunn, Hudson Goddard, Chase Royall, Ryan Smith, Jackson Sullivan, Brandan Waters (teachers Bill Barlow, Velda Jordan and Anne Smith).
Bay Point Team: Nathaniel Brower, Mateo Budan, Matthew Cortez, Daniel Luchsinger, Evan Sandillo (teachers Karen Paulk and Andrew Slifkin).
Morgan Fitzgerald Team: Noah Adelson, Sam Appel, Arya Naik, Suraj Panara, Neil Shah, Raj Shah, Elise Tong (teachers Cheryl Caterson and Jackie Martin)
Sanderlin, 2350 22nd Ave. S in St. Petersburg, became an authorized Primary Years Programme in February 2007 under the umbrella of the International Baccalaureate Organization. Sanderlin’s IB Primary Years Programme focuses on stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning.
Through the 10 traits of the IB learner profile, our school aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. With the goal of developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who want to make a difference in making the world a better and more peaceful place for all, IB themes of global significance are explored each year from PreK through 5th grade.
For information about the Pinellas County School System, go to pcsb.org.
Photo of Sanderlin courtesy of the Pinellas County School System.
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