BCSD Holds 19th Annual Academic Pentathlon

May 30, 2017 – The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) was proud to present the 19th annual Academic Pentathlon on May 20th at Stiern Middle School.  This exciting event combines the competitive nature of an athletic event with the academic knowledge of literature, mathematics, essay writing and science.

Steve Engel, an academic coach in the Visual and Performing Arts Department of BCSD and one of the organizers of the event said, “This event really gives our best scholastic students the opportunity to showcase their knowledge, talents and skills in an environment that is fun, celebratory and exciting.”

Brooklyn Mendoza, a student at Horace Mann Elementary and participant said, “The competition was fun!  We were preparing for it and we got a chance to apply everything that we learned over the last three months.”

The competition included team and individual events where the top three finishers received Gold for 1st place, Silver for 2nd and Bronze for 3rd.

The following is a list of the winning Academic Pentathlon Teams. Congratulations to all!

For more pictures of the event, CLICK HERE!

4th Grade Academic Pentathlon Overall Team Awards

Gold Medal Team Award- Chavez Elementary School:  Keenah Davis, Chad Dixon, and Patricia McKee

Silver Medal Team Award- Garza Elementary School:  Luz Castillo, Coach

Bronze Medal Team Award- Downtown School:  Karen Selgrath, Coach

5th Grade Academic Pentathlon Overall Team Awards

Gold Medal Team Award- Fletcher Elementary School:  Becky Riggs, Coach

Silver Medal Team Award- Downtown School:  David Petty, Coach

Bronze Medal Team Award- Chavez Elementary School:  Stacy Davis, Jessica Fletcher, and Candie Hall, Coaches

6th Grade Academic Pentathlon Overall Team Awards

Gold Medal Team Award- Chavez Elementary School:  Donna Holden, Kerry Macaulay, and Rochelle Murphy, Coaches

Silver Medal Team Award- Nichols Elementary School:  Judy Loos, Julie Matthews, and Nicole Provensal, Coaches

Bronze Medal Team Award- Downtown School:  Rachel Lenix, Coach

4th Grade Super Quiz Awards

Gold Medal Team Award- Chavez Elementary School:  Keenah Davis, Chad Dixon, and Patricia McKee, Coaches

Silver Medal Team Award- Williams Elementary School:  Melissa Willis, Coach

Bronze Medal Team Award- Downtown School:  Karen Selgrath, Coach

5th Grade Super Quiz Awards

Gold Medal Super Quiz Award- Fletcher Elementary School:  Becky Riggs, Coach

Silver Medal Super Quiz Award-TIE- Casa Loma Elementary School:  Avilene Cueto, Priscilla Morales, Prema Raman, and Luis Valadez, Coaches; Horace Mann Elementary School:  Steven Clark, Clarissa Greemore, Tracy Harris, Adrienne Tenhet, Coaches

Bronze Medal Super Quiz Award- Downtown School:  David Petty, Coach

6th Grade Super Quiz Awards

Gold Medal Super Quiz Award- Chavez Elementary School:  Donna Holden, Kerry Macaulay, and Rochelle Murphy, Coaches

Silver Medal Super Quiz Award- Nichols Elementary School:  Judy Loos, Julie Matthews, and Nicole Provensal, Coaches

Bronze Medal Super Quiz Award- College Heights Elementary School:  Jennifer Sutter, Coach

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