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For Immediate Release
Congratulations to our middle school academic teams. The eighth grade team won the ICC Challenge, handily defeating Chase Middle School 495 to 55. Team members were Matilida Ziegler (Captain), Naea Brown, Jennie Conner, Leila Gagnon, Emma Lineberger, Maylan Maxwell, Andrew Oliphant, Katrina Shauf, and Bethany Sheridan. The seventh grade team placed second, losing to East Middle in a nail-biting championship round with a score of 200 to 205. Seventh grade team members were Hunter Plaster (Captain), Nate Bookout, Sydney Evans, Wyatt McSwain, and Lawson Taylor.
Congratulations to the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Elementary Battle of the Books team for winning the Region 9 competition. The team consisted of Laura Eitel, Hannah Siviglia, Ava Jones, Allison Gibson, Addison Hill, Dalton Eaker, and Hannah Parker and coached by Courtney Black. TJCA team members read a total of 15 books and competed against 3 other independent schools. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base.
Building upon the foundation of the Core Knowledge Sequence, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy partners with families to educate students in grades K–12 in the trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, thus graduating thoughtful, articulate young adults who are prepared for college and for a lifetime of citizenship and active intellectual inquiry.