On Tuesday night, the JMS Academic Team competed in their 3rd Academic Bowl of the season. Our current events team did a fantastic job, getting 8 out of 10 questions correct. They did a fantastic job, they had nearly 2 and half months of current events to study in order to be prepared. In the 2nd round, our topics team answered 4 out of 6 questions correctly. They did a great job keeping us in 2nd place going into the final round. Then in an extremely up and down speed round our team answered 4 of the last 7 questions correctly. This pushed us into a tie for 1st place in the competition. It was extremely exciting and our team showed a ton of grit and determination. Great Job Cougars, you should be proud of yourselves. Shout out to:
7th grader Ellie Dobbs: for competing in every round and filling in for a teammate that couldn't come to the competition. Your passion, selflessness, and competitiveness makes our team so much better and 6th grader Giovany Medina: for putting his foot down when he knew an answer in topics and not letting the team change his mind. The 10 points we got by answering this question correctly was the difference between tying for 1st place or finishing in 2nd place. Our 1st place tie keeps us in 1st place overall for the season.