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Rams Show Well In Academic Pentathlon

Stanislaus County junior high school students recently participated in the 13th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon. Approximately 150 students participated in the one-day series of tests, speeches and essays. The event was hosted at Prescott Junior High School.

Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, Omega Nu and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, the Pentathlon promotes scholastic achievement and interschool competition in academics. In the Pentathlon, seventh and eighth graders competed as individuals and as team members in Speech and in a series of five tests in subject areas including Mathematics, Fine Arts, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Oakdale Junior High took honors in the following areas:

Speech - Jeb Fox, Scholastic Silver.

Science - Micah Kakuno, Honors Fifth Place; Lucas Ryan, Scholastic Silver; Nicholas Dykzeul, Varsity Bronze.

Mathematics - Nicholas Dykzeul, Varsity Bronze.

Social Science - Micah Kakuno, Honors Fourth; Jeb Fox, Scholastic Fifth; Nicholas Dykzeul, Varsity Silver; Noah Way, Varsity Bronze.

Fine Arts - Micah Kakuno, Honors Fifth; Nicholas Dykzeul, Varsity Silver; Lucas Ryan, Varsity Bronze.

Essay and Language/Literature - Allyson Grubb, Varsity Bronze.

Participating schools sent a total of nine members to serve as the core team – three students, in each of three categories, based on grade point averages. Schools may send as many alternate team members as they choose. Categories include Honors, 3.80-4.00 GPA; Scholastic, 3.25-3.79 GPA; and Varsity, 0.00-3.24 GPA. Eight schools participated in this year’s event including: Blaker-Kinser, Creekside, Hickman, La Loma, Oakdale, Prescott, Turlock and Walnut Grove.