The UAS Academic Games team, under the guidance of coaches Brookie Chandler and Al Finney competed last week in the OAC Academic Games Championships in Amman, Jordan. Both teams made the UAS community very proud, and the UAS 1 team won first place! The following details are a recap of the exciting competition in Amman.
This year UAS was able to send 2 junior varsity teams to compete in Amman, Jordan. UAS 1 (Zaid Ma’ayah, Najat Mustafa, Amoy George, Gio Chidiac) and UAS 2 ( Mansur Popal, Anshuman Bhattacharyya, Mya Msuya, Dena AbuDiab) started Day 1 off strong competing in the Spelling and Geography Challenge and knowledge bowl competition. They ended day one with UAS 1 in second place with 4 wins in the knowledge bowl and UAS 2 tied for third place with 4 wins. Amoy and Mansure were finalist in the Geography challenge and were able to compete again to score more points for the team. Zaid, Mya, and Anshuman were spelling finalist. UAS 1 placed 4th in the STEM competition.
Day 2 started off a little rough with both teams losing their knowledge matches but their strong performance the previous day secured them a spot in the final 8 of the quarter final round. UAS 1 beat out the Bayan Bilingual School of Kuwait in the quarter final and the American International School of Jeddah in the semi final round to qualify to compete in the championship game.
During the Championship game UAS competed against the American International School in Egypt and started strong! After the first 10 minutes of the 25 minute round, UAS was ahead by 20 points. UAS continued to pull ahead securing the championship win and scoring enough points to win overall first place in the academic games.
During Day 2 there were also individual challenges in Mathematics, Fine Arts, Current Events, the Geography final, and the spelling bee final. UAS JV again showed up the competition by taking first place in mathematics (Zaid Ma’ayah) and first place in Fine arts, current events, and geography (Amoy George).
Congratulations to the coaches and all members of this years Junior Varsity/Middle School Academic Games teams. BRAVO!! MABROOK!!! WELL DONE!!!!
That’s the news from your neighbors in the middle. Thanks for reading, and remember…Middle School Matters!!