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St Bernard Parish Public School System Academic Games Teams Win Big at Nationals in Atlanta

St Bernard Parish Public School System Academic Games Teams Win Big at Nationals in Atlanta

Chalmette, LA - The St. Bernard Parish's Academic Games Teams recently brought home a slew of awards from this year's Academic Games League of America tournament held in Atlanta, Georgia. The national players were accompanied by the district's local and national Academic Games coordinator and coaches: Maggie Roussell, Melinda Hall, Ryan Gregoire, Lori Gilchrist, Jonathan Palazzolo, Abbie Schilling, and Arianna Cassar-Cruice.


Highlights from the tournament included top ten finishes for each of the teams that competed. The Senior Division team finished 2nd in Sweepstakes and 1st in Equations, Junior Division’s Connor Dewey finished 2nd in On-sets, and the Middle Division teams placed 6th and 8th in Presidents and On-sets, respectively. Jack McMullin earned 1st place in Propaganda in the Elementary Division. Grace Dewey also excelled at nationals, earning a perfect score in Equations in the Elementary Division. Congratulations to the teams and players on the following accomplishments:


Elementary Division

6th place Individual Sweepstakes- Jack McMullin

1st place Individual Propaganda - Jack McMullin

Perfect Score in Equations- Grace Dewey

4th place Individual Presidents - Jack McMullin

7th place Individual Presidents - Micah Bastoe

5th place Team in Presidents

5th place Team in Propaganda

6th place team in Equations


Middle Division

6th place Team in Presidents

8th place Team in On-Sets


Junior Division 

2nd place Individual On-Sets - Connor Dewey

10th place Individual Presidents - Christian Miller

3rd place Team - On-Sets

6th place Team - Equations


Senior Division

5th place Individual Presidents - Kimberly Quintanilla

10th place Individual President - Trey Meyers

2nd place Team Sweepstakes

1st place Team - Equations

3rd place Team - Presidents

3rd place Team - Propaganda 

4th place Individual Player in Equations - Selina Li

5th place Team - LinguiSHTIK


Deputy Superintendent Mary Lumetta said these outstanding players and coaches are testament to both hard work and team work. "Just as we recognize great athletes, so too do Academic Games reward the great minds and players that compete”, Lumetta said. "We are so happy to see that work pay off with all of these awards."


Lumetta was also quick to credit Chalmette Refining, LLC for its continued financial support for National Academic Games Teams. "We are so grateful for the monetary support that Chalmette Refining/PBF Energy has provided us over the years. Their sponsorship truly helps make the games possible and allows our players to compete on the national stage and bring home a number of Thinkers, the competition’s highest award."