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The first Mitchell Academic Games team did a terrific job representing Mitchell Elementary last week at the Michigan Leagues of Academic Games State Tournament in Grand Rapids.
“The students conducted themselves extremely well, and we are proud of all of them,” said coach Vivian Lin, who is also an Academic Games coach at King Elementary.
Fourth graders Ted Lee, Anna Tuinukuafe, Braden Vibber, and Jevon Wilson were joined by Reyna Hyliard of Columbia to form the AA Mitchell/Columbia Pegasus team.
This team placed fifth out of 23 teams in the state in the Presidents game in their age group, earning an honorable mention in their first time at the competition. And they beat two of the three King teams in their age group.
They also competed honorably in Propaganda (recognizing different techniques of persuasion), Equations, On-Sets (set theory) and On-Words (a word game).
Fifth grader Kevin Payne competed at the difficult “adventurous” level, and joined four King students to form the AA King/Mitchell Supernovas team.
The adventurous level is challenging as it includes nationally-ranked sixth grade teams from Clague, Tappan, St. Lawrence, Northville, and other strong Academic Games programs across the state.
The Supernovas team also earned an honorable mention in Presidents, beating two of the four Clague sixth grade teams, both Tappan sixth grade teams, and one of the other King teams, among many others.
The Supernovas also competed honorably in Equations, On-Sets, Linguishtik (grammar), Propaganda, and WFF-n-Proof (logic).
All the students will receive an Honorable Mention medal for Presidents as well as a trophy for the school at the awards ceremony March 21 at Huron High School.
“I am extremely proud of the Mitchell students,” said parent Christine Payne, “for taking on this challenge and putting our school on the Academic Games map.”