The 2021 Madera County Academic Pentathlon was held virtually on March 4 and March 13, 2021. Ten middle schools from throughout Madera County participated. The awards ceremony will be held virtually on Friday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The Academic Pentathlon is a middle school event consisting of five subject areas: fine arts, essay, literature, science and social science. This year’s topic is The Cold War.
On Thursday, March 4, students wrote an essay in response to one of three prompts. Students read the novel, Spies: Secret Showdown Between America and Russia by Marc Favreau.
On Saturday, March 13, students competed in four multiple choice tests online in the areas of fine arts (art and music), literature, science, and social science. They also participated in the Super Quiz live online, which incorporated questions from all subject areas.
Participating schools include: Coarsegold Elementary School, Eastin-Arcola School, Jack G. Desmond Middle School, Martin Luther King, Jr, Middle School, Mountain Home School Charter, Rivergold Elementary School, Sherman Thomas STEM Academy, Spring Valley School, and Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
For more information or if your school would like to participate, please email Kristi Winter, Coordinator, Student Events or call (559) 662-3873.