DPS students shine at the National Academic Games Olympics

Seventy DPS students from seven elementary, middle and high schools won first place in 25 team and 20 individual events at the recently concluded National Academic Games Olympics.

The subjects covered in the 40th annual competition, which was held in Eatonton, Georgia, included mathematics, language arts, social studies, and symbolic logic. DPS has competed in the National Academic Games Olympics since 1977.

The levels of competition ranged from 5th grade – 12th grade. Representing the District were students from Cass Technical High School, Kettering High School, Bates Academy, Schulze Elementary, Vernor Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, and Hutchins Middle School.

In the individual category, Cass Technical High School’s Nicole Johnson took home the Leslie Neilson $6,000 scholarship. Kettering High School’s Byron Conway, a senior, was voted the Most Outstanding Senior, while Bates Academy’s Arella Damaris took home the Sweepstakes, a coveted award given to the student who gets the highest overall score during the competition.

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