Soehl Students Face Off In Academic Challenge

LINDEN—Soehl Middle School recently held an academic team competition. The contest was open to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

The tournament started with 16 teams. From there, the eight teams who earned the most points moved onto the next round. The victorious teams in the second round moved onto final four trophy round.


In the final face off of the competition, it was a group of eighth grade boys – Jordy Vasco, Marcel Thompson, Tyler Orcutt, and Kyle Musialowicz – who earned the title of Soehl Middle School champions by missing only one of their original questions and stealing a few of the other team’s.

After the winners were declared, they received their sparkling blue and gold trophies, posed for group photos and then reminisced about exciting moments with their friends from the other teams.

Soehl Middle School competitors Marcel Thompson (L) and Kyle Musialowicz (R) appear confident that they are on the right track toward answering a math problem.

Soehl Students Jordy Vasco (L) and Tyler Orcutt (R) smile as they are told their team’s answer is correct.

Thomas Yamakaitis (L), Dmitri Foxton (C), and Krystian Nycz (R) make a joke when they are served up a question.

Marcel Thompson focuses his efforts on a challenging math problem.

It was all eighth grade boys in the championship round of Soehl’s second academic team competition of the school year.

Photos by Christine Hudak, Linden Public Schools

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