Students Gear Up for 18th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon
Posted April 7, 2023
Stanislaus County junior high school students are gearing up for the 18th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon. Approximately 100 students are slated to participate in a series of tests, speeches and essays featuring this year’s theme, “The American Revolution and the New Nation.” The Super Quiz and Awards Presentation is on Saturday, April 22 at 12:15 p.m. at the Martin G. Petersen Event Center, (720 12th Street, Modesto).
Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, the Pentathlon promotes scholastic achievement and interschool competition in academics. In the Pentathlon, 7th and 8th graders compete as individuals and as team members in Speech and in a series of five tests in subject areas including Mathematics, Fine Arts, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.
Participating schools can send up to 18 students to serve as the team. The competition provides a forum for celebrating achievement and academic excellence in a team environment and allows pentathletes to participate in an educational activity that fosters a deep respect for knowledge, cooperation, and self-esteem. Six local junior high and middle schools are participating in this year’s event including: Blaker-Kinser, Denair, Great Valley Academy, Our Lady of Fatima, Prescott, and Ross.