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