Saturday, April 27, 2013

Off to Chicago!

As I write this I'm on a plane with the LMMS 8th grade Academic Team headed to the National Academic Quiz Tournament's (NAQT) National
Middle School Championship Tournament in Chicago. Accompanying me are five brilliant students and several parents. Meeting us there are two more team members.
Today is April 26th. Up until the night of March 18th we didn't even know any sort of national tournament existed. This team, a uniquely gifted & well-rounded crew of seven 8th graders, unknowingly qualified for this opportunity because of their high ranking at the Georgia Middle School Championship. In short, this is a closed tournament with a capped number of teams with teams having to qualify to even be invited.
Finding out about & planning (much less funding) an experience of this enormity in less than 45 days is quite a feat; but here we are!

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