Students Compete in the Super Bowl of the Mind
Thompson K-8 International Academy recently held its first Quiz Bowl competition - a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for students. Nearly a hundred 4th through 8th-graders, comprised 29 teams of competitors, answered timed questions regarding the topics which included the civil rights movement, literary devices, elements and techniques, math computation and force and motion.
The students studied in advance for several weeks, working to be the team that knew the most about all the topics, to win cash prizes. After an hour of exciting question-and-answer competition, three teams were tied, requiring a sudden-death tiebreaker. The all-7th-grade team “Attack on Thompson!” emerged victoriously and claimed the $150 first place prize. Members include Kyara Huffman, Stella Ojukwu, Rachel Salman and Kristen Williams. Sixth-graders Labayin Oyekanmi and Julian Watkins, known as team “Cat and Mouse” earned second place, and sixth grade team, “Word Defenders,” comprised of Magne Dieng, Caitlin Hughes, Fatou Marenah and Erioluwa Zannu, rounded out the winners by taking third place.
The students worked hard, learned a great deal and had fun at the same time in what is hoped to be an annual event for Thompson K-8.
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Wolverine Pathways University of Michigan Acceptances
Ninety-eight percent of the Wolverine Pathways scholars in the first graduating cohort were accepted to the University of Michigan.
Morgan Albert - Ann Arbor; Bediere Ayuk-Taylor - Ann Arbor; Demetria Bias - Dearborn; Brooke Boardman - Ann Arbor; Mariah Bobo - Ann Arbor; Sarah Bradford - Dearborn; Madison Buford - Ann Arbor; John Charley III - Dearborn; Jalen Claxton - Ann Arbor; Danny Colton - Dearborn; Kennedy Davis - Ann Arbor; Kevin Davis Jr. - Ann Arbor; Korrin Dering - Ann Arbor; Jalen Fleming - Ann Arbor; Christopher Flonoury Jr. - Ann Arbor; Lauren Foulks - Ann Arbor; Keia Grigsby - Dearborn; Destiney Hadden - Ann Arbor; Amethyst Hall - Dearborn; Skylar Haygood - Dearborn; Keith Hudson - Ann Arbor; Kia Johnson - Ann Arbor; Kelly Keys - Dearborn; Gabrielle Lincoln - Ann Arbor; Angel Maddox - Ann Arbor; Cameron Mars - Dearborn; Deborah Marshall - Dearborn; Matthew Masondean - Ann Arbor; Keon Mattison - Dearborn; Kenyae McAdoo - Dearborn; Alyssa Merritt - Ann Arbor; Deanne Miree - Ann Arbor; Alexis Mitchell - Dearborn; Dennis Morrison - Ann Arbor; Jacob Mosley - Dearborn; Cierra Murphy - Dearborn; Milbrun Pearson - Ann Arbor; Carmen Quince - Dearborn; Christian Rush - Dearborn; Kaiyah Rush - Dearborn; Oluwadamilola Sado - Ann Arbor; Sydney Smith - Ann Arbor; Charlie Sutton IV - Ann Arbor; Emmanuel Tetty - Ann Arbor; Jereal Thomas - Dearborn; Alexandra Turner - Ann Arbor; Anony Walton - Ann Arbor; Eve Washington - Ann Arbor; Celynn Welch - Ann Arbor; Nakia Wilkins - Ann Arbor; Madisyn Williams - Ann Arbor; Miniya Williams - Ann Arbor; Miriam Williams - Ann Arbor; Sydney Williams - Ann Arbor; Darryl Williams II - Ann Arbor; Zachary Winfrey - Ann Arbor; Shalyla Wofford - Dearborn
The "U" Runs for Lupus Awareness
Runners (and walkers) came out to show their support for those living with lupus at the annual University High School Academy 5K. The crowd gathered early to warm up, laced their shoes, put on their event t-shirt and hit the local neighborhood streets of Lathrup Village.