Latta Middle School Academic Challenge Team Wins State Championship

Congratulations to the Latta Middle School Academic Challenge Team for their impressive performance at the Academic Challenge State Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023. During the semi-final round of the State Tournament, Latta Middle School competed against Edgewood Middle School, which they defeated with a close score of 35 to 33. Then, the team went on to compete in the final round against Lewisville Middle School. The Latta Vikings dominated the match with a final score of 49 to 20, crowning them the 2022-2023 Division II State Champions. For the entire day, the Vikings earned 84 points, meaning they answered 84 questions correctly! Overall, the Latta Vikings led an outstanding five-month season, winning five out of six regular season matches. With the points they accumulated in these matches (259) and during the Regional Tournament (179), and the State Tournament (84), the LMS Academic Challenge Team has earned a total of 522 points this season! Also, Captain Avery Kirby and Captain George Roberts were named the season’s All-Star players for their incredible leadership and for the remarkable amount of points they acquired for the team. They are proud to close the season with the title of State Champions!

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