Shown are members of the DuBois Area School District fifth-grade team that took first place at the Elementary Presidents Competitionrecently at the Riverview Intermediate Unit 6 in Clarion. From left
Shown, far left, is Brandon Bennett of the DuBois AreaSchool District with the Redbank Valley team which placed second at the Elementary Presidents Competition recently at the Riverview Intermediate Unit 6 in Clarion. Bennett was the alternate for the DuBois team but competed on the Redbank Valley team.
DuBois Area School District students in the elementary gifted program participated in the recent Elementary Presidents Competition at the Riverview Intermediate Unit 6 in Clarion.
The competition consisted of 17 teams from seven elementary schools. Each team had five students and competed in two rounds of eight questions. DuBois had one 5th /6th grade team andtwo 3rd/4th grade teams.
The fifth-grade team from DuBois won first place in its division. The team consisted of Brady Johnson, Amberlin Hansen, Kyra Hoover, Christopher Adams and Weston Meredith. DuBois’ alternate fifth-grader, Brandon Bennett, joined Redbank Valley’s team, which placed second. For the most individual points, DuBos had two fifth-graders place in the top four. Weston Meredith placed second and Christopher Adams placed fourth.
The 3rd/4th grade teams from DuBois took fourth and fifth place in their division. The fourth-place team consisted of Timothy Stainbrook, Ryan Sickeri, Madee Finalle, Sarah Swope and Michael Dowling The fifth-place team included Julia Wirths, Ellie McFadden, Monica Scotto, Morgan Tyler and Christian Kirk. Lydia Dixon was the alternate. For the most individual points, DuBois had two fourth- graders place in the top four. Lydia Dixon placed third and Monica Scotto placed fourth.
To prepare for the competition, the students made a bulletin board on Wikispace. They included a picture of each president and researched information to place under them. They included vice presidents, secretary of state, first ladies, quotes, nicknames, slogans, and events that occurred during their presidency.