A-Team competition helps in the classroom

Ben Sax – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS A-Team is a competitive academic team where students in groups of four compete against students from other schools. The questions range in all subject areas, from English literature to computers and technology.

Junior Jamie Loring wanted to be in the A-team because, “I really like math and I’ve always wanted to compete in a scholastic competition. A-team allows me to do this and it incorporates all subjects.”

A-team also benefits students in the classroom.

Loring added, “A-team allows me to practice the skills I’ve been taught because some of the questions relate to things I’ve already learned how to do.”

A-team practices every Thursday.  LRHS social studies teacher and A-Team adviser Ben Hall said, “We divide into teams of four people per team and we practice asking questions that would be at an A-team competition.”

At an A-team competition there are 60 questions total. Hall said, “There are three rounds of 20 questions each, and then there are three team questions.”

Team questions are questions that the whole team answers.

The next A-team competition will be Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Braden River High School.

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