Northmont Middle School Academic
Challenge TeamNorthmont Academic Challenge Tournament
The Northmont Middle School Academic Challenge Team not only allows middle school students to prepare to play when they reach the high school, but also allows them to play at the high school level, which is the best way to gain experience. The team is open to all middle school students. Willingness to put in the time is all that is needed!
The middle school team was founded in the fall of 2008 and has been coached by former player and current Wright State student Joe Czupryn.
2009 Summer Review
During the summer of 2009, students participated in both team and individual practices. Those students that were available showed drastic improvements in their knowledge base that is rather apparent when playing games. As we gear up for the 2009-2010 school year, we will be looking forward to competing in a number of competitions against high school varsity and junior varsity teams.
2009-10 Team Members
Practices take place every Friday from 3-5 pm in Room 217 at Northmont Middle School. A second practice during the week will be announced if Joe’s class schedule allows it.In general, practice consists of playing games. Students also work individually on particular areas of study (Literature, Science, History, Fine Arts, Mythology). I send home newsletters every so often detailing any changes in the practice schedule, upcoming competitions, competition results, and the progress of the players.
www.naqt.com offers example games and numerous study guides that will not only give students an idea of what academic challenge/quiz bowl is but also help them prepare.
The Northmont Academic Challenge team travels regularly, beginning in September and ending in May with the National Championship competitions. We currently host two tournaments during the year (one at Northmont and one at Wright State University) to raise money to cover hotels, entrance fees and transportation. However, occasionally, students will be asked to pay a portion of the cost for our tournaments.
In order to keep costs down for participants, it is important that all students (and hopefully parents!) be involved in assisting with our tournaments. This can include reading matches, scorekeeping, helping set-up food for our volunteers or picking up food from donors, or helping Mr. Jones and Mr. Czupryn with organizing the event.
In order to keep you in the loop, I will send home monthly newsletters detailing the results and progress of our team. I also invite parents to sit in on practice, or to come to one of our events. The students work very hard to excel, and unlike other athletics, we get very little recognition for our success.
If you have any questions about the team, your student’s progress, or any of our events, do not hesitate to contact Joe Czupryn at email@example.com with any questions that you may have!
For additional information, please contact:
Center for Urban & Public Affairs
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
225 Millett Hall Dayton, Ohio 45435
Phone: (937) 775-2138
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