Mrs. Kristine Walsworth, an Upper School English teacher and Academic Team adviser, informed the MVA Communications Office that our Academic Team travelled to the Grand Floridian at the Walt Disney World Resort on Thursday, April 21st, to represent Lake County, Florida, at the 31st Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge.
Montverde Academy’s A Team – comprised of Nicolas Dupont, Katherine (Katie) Young, Griffin Prieto, Tianqi (Jimmy) Wei and Jude Kinkead – competed against teams in the largest division, including surrounding counties of Orange, Seminole, and Marion. While MVA defeated Brevard County in the ACAC’s Consolation Round, they did not move on to the tournament’s Semi-Final Round.
Overall, the team represented MVA very well, showing superior academic knowledge, good sportsmanship, and a positive approach. The Academic A Team will come together one more time this year to hold a fun tournament for MVA Middle School students in the coming weeks to further cultivate and continue the Academy’s legacy of academic team excellence for many years to come.
2016 Team Lake (Courtesy of 31st Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge)