A swarm of Sinnott Elementary School students excelled at the 2023 International Academic Competitions (IAC) National Bees competitions in Arlington, Virginia last month.
Sixth grader Tejus Karadi earned 2nd place honors in the Geography Bee while placing third in both the Latin American History National Championship Exam and the American Geography National Championship Exam as well as 8th place in the History Bee.
Fellow Sinnott sixth grader Stavya Dangaria secured a 2nd place finish at the Science Bee Nationals. The dynamic duo of Stavya Dangaria and Tejus Karadi also finished 1st and 3rd place, respectively, at the 2023 IAC Academic Bee, a medley of all subjects including but not limited to science, history, geography, literature, current events and more.
"Having two Sinnott kids on the awards podium was a joyful sight," shared the Sinnott PTA which introduced the Bees competitions to the school. ”Overall Sinnott kids were on the leaderboard, performed extremely well, and made us all proud.”
But wait there’s more:
Sinnott produced nine qualifiers for the 2023 Elementary/Middle School (EMS) IAC Nationals. They earned their ticket to Nationals through an online regional qualifying exam (ORQE). Students who pass the qualifying exam then compete in regional competitions. Approximately, 64,000 kids wrote the online regional qualifying exam and over 1,800 qualifiers participated in the Nationals. With over 1,800 students in attendance, according to IAC, this was the world’s largest ever buzzer-based quiz bowl tournament for students.
Sinnott students who participated at the Nationals were: Adhya Dangaria, 3rd grade; Tara Karadi, 3rd grade; Shreya Ram, 5th grade; Kashvi Agarwal, 6th grade; Joash Thomas, 6th grade; Parth Baheti, 6th grade; Prisha Ghelani, 6th grade; Stavya Dangaria, 6th grade; and Tejus Karadi, 6th grade.
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