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13 Middle School/High School Students Place at National Academic Games Tournament


Moon Area High School (MAHS) and Moon Area Middle School (MAMS) students participated in the National Academic Games Tournament April 28-May 1 at Oglebay Resort in West Virginia.

National Academic Games Leagues of America (AGLOA) is a national organization that encourages students to use their knowledge and their wits to out-smart one another in various subject fields.

Moon Area students participate in the Western Pennsylvania Academic Game League (WPAGL), where six local competitions are held to determine which students qualify for the national tournament. Students can compete in Equations, On-Sets, Propaganda, LinguiSTHIK, Presidents, and World Events.






Below is a list of MAHS and MAMS student accomplishments from the competition:

8th Grade -         Chancharik Mitra - 2nd place Presidents team, top ten individual in the game of Onsets

Freshmen –        Vik Mallikarjun - 2nd place Current Events Team, 10th place Current Events Individual, 2nd place Civil War Theme Team

                            Reva Bajurri - 2nd place Current Events Team

                            Arun Guduru 2nd place Current Events Team

Sophomores –    Lily Beckwith - 2nd place Civil War Theme Team

                            Nikki Konley  - Medaled in Propaganda

                            Stephanie Manasterki - Medaled in Propaganda

Juniors -               Rushmin Khazanchi - 3rd place Civil War Theme Team, 3rd place Civil War Theme individual, 2nd place Current Events Team, 3rd place Presidents team

                             Nick Ulven - 2nd place Current Events Team, 3rd place Presidents team, 5th place Presidents individual

                             Sarah Ellis - 3rd place Civil War Theme Team

Seniors -               Nikhil Maheshwari - 3rd place Civil War Theme Team, 6th place Civil War Theme individual, 4th place Current Events individual, 3rd place Presidents team

                              Austin Welsh - 2nd place Current Events Team, 2nd place Current Events Individual

                              Bella Montanaro – 3rd place Propaganda individual



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