Mountain Home School Charter’s seventh-grade team and Ranchos Middle School’s eighth-grade team won this year’s Madera County Academic Pentathlon, which attracted more than 400 students who competed in five events.
Ranchos Middle came in second place in the seventh grade competition and North Fork Elementary School placed third. Coarsegold Elementary School came in second in the eighth grade competition and Sherman Thomas Charter School placed third.
Coarsegold Elementary and Ranchos Middle tied for first place in the seventh grade Super Quiz competition, and Coarsegold Elementary placed first in the eighth grade competition.
The two-day event, held at Madera Center and Ranchos Middle, quizzed participants in essay, literature, math, speech and team categories. Certificates were handed out to all contestants following the final event Saturday; 37 students won individual awards.