Academic Competition News by Vicki Harmon——-
KTL hosts several academic competitions during the year and the more students who participate, the better! In the past the elementary students have participated in the Elementary Spelling Bee, National Geography Bee, MathBlast!, and the KTL Academic Jeopardy Competition.
The junior high group also has participated in several competitions. These include the Junior High Spelling Bee, Readers’ Digest Vocabulary Competition, National Geography Bee, National Current Events Competition and the annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, at which our students have excelled. Occasionally we also have students enter the Patriots’ Pen essay competition.
Each year our juniors and seniors participate in the American Heritage Scholarship Program, a patriotic essay competition sponsored locally. The same group of students also enter the VFW’s annual Voice of Democracy essay competition and in 2011-2012 our students took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place honors! Rachel Segars won 1st place at Post 5059 and is advancing to district level. Emma Berdino took second place and Lorenzo Garcia won third! They were honored with monetary gifts at the VFW dinner in February.
If your child does not attend classes but would like to participate in any of these competitions, please contact Vicki Harmon at 634-6467.
There are also numerous writing contests that are available for individual students. Just ask!