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Gwinnett Students Compete for the Academic Worldquest Title

Gwinnett County --  (submitted by Gwinnett Schools)  Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will represent the state of Georgia during the upcoming Academic WorldQuest 2011, a national competition which tests students’ knowledge of international affairs, geography, history, culture, and current events. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) students will represent Georgia during the national event to take place at the Georgetown Conference Center on the Georgetown University campus in Washington, D.C., April 29-30, 2011.

The school district earned the spot to compete at the national level after three teams from two different Gwinnett schools earned top finishes during the Metro-Atlanta Academic WorldQuest Competition which was held earlier this spring. During this local event, GSMST took Georgia’s top spot for the third year in a row. A second GSMST team earned third place, while a team from Parkview High placed second. Archer High and Mountain View High also were represented during the event in which several schools throughout Georgia participated.

The winning teams and their team members are:

1st place—Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Team A: Nikhil Lakhanpal, Benjamin Pham, Seong “Daniel” Jin Park, and Marcus Raimondi Beverly Jerrim, GSMST teacher and team coach

2nd place—Parkview High Team A: Shahdat Ahsan, Ekta Patel, Tiffany Agard, and Eli Watkins Regina Loveridge, Parkview High teacher and team coach

3rd place—Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Team B: Dakotah Rice, Daniela Ruiz, Hanfei Wang, and Maria Yoveva Beverly Jerrim, GSMST teacher and team coach

The competition consists of four-member teams answering rounds of questions. A full competition includes 100 questions, 10 rounds of 10 questions per round. The winning team is the one with the highest number of right answers.

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