Christopher Columbus NewsFlash
CCMS Pentathlon Team Win Individual and Team Awards
CCMS Pentathlon Team gets recognized!
On March 12, 2016, two teams from CCMS participated in the Academic Pentathlon competition organized by the Orange County Department of Education at Bolsa Grande High School. The purpose of the Academic Pentathlon program is to prepare students for success in college and careers by building their skills in communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and character.
This year’s theme for the competition was “India”. The students competed in five subject areas: Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Fine Arts, Literature, and essay writing. Each grade level also competed in an exciting Super Quiz relay where parents, faculty, and classmates cheered for their teams from the sidelines.
The CCMS team members were:
7th grade Ahmed Baig, Matthew Elijah Amaro, Nour Aly Molokhia, John Carlos Baldoz Bote, Michelle Tejeda, David Navarro, Liliana Maria Gusky, and Wahidullah Dawari.
8th grade Sarahy Gonzales, Katherine Cortes, Nandita Ashley Kumar, Isaiah Ogundeko, Karen Garcia Flores, Kaled Mejia, and Maesha Prema Zaman.
The teams were coached by Mr. Nwankwo and Mrs. Kazanjian (assistant coach).
Medals and plaques were presented to the top Super Quiz teams and highest scoring teams overall. Also, medals were presented to the top individuals for each G.P.A category in every subject area.
On Tuesday, April 19, administrators, teachers, parents, and students gathered to celebrate the achievement of our teams. The medals were presented by Mrs. Debra McIntyre- Sciarrino who praised the students for their hard work and congratulated the parents. She also thanked the teachers for their dedication to students’ achievement. The students won medals in the following categories:
Language/Literature- 2 medals
Fine Arts- 4 medals
Math- 1 medal
Social Science- 3 medals
Science- 1 medal
Overall individual medal
Perseverance- 2 medals
Super Quiz- 7th grade team (5th place) and 8th grade team (3rd place)
Overall- 7th grade team (5th place) and 8th grade team (5th place)
We would like to thank the following teachers who helped the teams in preparing them for the competition: Mrs. Brusca, Mr. Chau, Mr. Deeth, Mrs. Godinez, Mr. Rabbani, and Ms. Wilson. Special thanks to Ms. Stephanie Powell for her enthusiasm and dedication in providing food and support to the students.