Creekside takes home honors from pentathlon
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Patterson’s Creekside Middle School placed second in the seventh-grade competition in the Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon on Saturday, March 23, in Ceres.

Creekside, which finished behind only Prescott Middle School in Modesto, was one of eight county junior high and middle schools whose seventh- and eighth-grade students competed in a series of speeches, tests, essays and a Super Quiz.

The Academic Pentathlon — held this year at Blaker-Kinser School — is a competition that awards academic achievement of students with grade-point averages ranging from 1.0 to 4.0.

Students were tested in five areas — essay, speech, math, social science and language and literature — to earn both team and individual awards in the GPA-divided categories of honors, scholastic and varsity.

“We’re proud of all of our students who competed, and we believe that academic competition is as important as any athletic competition,” Phil Alfano, superintendent of Patterson Joint Unified School District, said Tuesday, March 26.

The Stanislaus County Office of Education, Omega Nu sorority and Education Foundation of Stanislaus County sponsored the event.

Creekside seventh-grade awards

Second overall: Creekside Middle School

Essay: Nicolas Osorio, varsity gold; Sarai Perez, alternate silver; Janette Alvarez, honors bronze; Gabriel Chadwick, scholastic bronze

Speech: Gabriel Chadwick, scholastic silver; Xandra Carter, honors bronze

Math: Carlos Monroy, varsity silver; Andrew White, alternate silver; Janette Alvarez, honors bronze; Clemsa Sokk, scholastic bronze; Nicholas Osorio, varsity bronze

Social science: Xandra Carter, honors silver

Language and literature: Xandra Carter, honors gold; Sarai Perez, alternate silver; Janette Alvarez, honors bronze; Clemsa Sokk, scholastic bronze; Nicolas Osorio, varsity bronze

Top Score for Super Quiz: Nicolas Osorio, varsity silver

Creekside eighth-grade awards

Essay: Serina Cabrera, varsity bronze

Speech: Alondra Duran, honors silver

Math: Mercedes Perez, alternate gold; Salvador Tello and Kenny Ong, honors bronze; Skye Cuevas, scholastic bronze, Serina Cabrera, varsity bronze

Social science: Mercedes Perez, alternate gold and Kenny Ong, honors bronze

Language and literature: Mercedes Perez, alternate gold; Daniel Guerrero, varsity silver; Logan Friesen, varsity bronze

Top score for Super Quiz: Salvador Tello, honors gold; Daniel Guerrero, varsity silver

Top score for written Super Quiz: Roberto Cambros, alternate gold; Mercedes Perez, alternate silver

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