Students honored for achievement in academic games

Photo provided by New Orleans Academic Games League -- Middle Division On-Sets first place team is, from left, Lusher Charter School's  Caleb Rogers, Ashley Woods, Eli Karp and Nathaniel Stewart.
Photo provided by New Orleans Academic Games League -- Middle Division On-Sets first place team is, from left, Lusher Charter School's Caleb Rogers, Ashley Woods, Eli Karp and Nathaniel Stewart.

The New Orleans Academic Games League hosted its annual Winter Awards Ceremony recently at Christian Brothers School in City Park to honor local elementary, middle and high school students’ academic success.

The Winter Awards Ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of NOAGL students in the fall language arts and mathematics tournaments.

The students competed in a language arts tournament, Propaganda, and a mathematics tournament, On-Sets. In Propaganda, students analyzed techniques of persuasion used by politicians, corporations and ordinary people to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes or behavior of a group. On-Sets competitors developed solutions to goals involving spatial relationships and other mathematical concepts.

Twenty-eight team and 59 individual recognitions were awarded to students from 15 local schools during the ceremony.

“Unlike many other student competitions, Academic Games brings students together from each type of school — public and private; RSD and OPSB; charter, independent and traditional — for a healthy, academic competition,” NOAGL Publicity Director Dwayne Fontenette said. “And students from each of these various school types excel.”

More information is available from NOAGL Executive Board member Craig Zeller at czeller@noagl.org or online at http://www.noagl.org.

The New Orleans Academic Games League hosts challenging mathematics, language arts and social studies tournaments for nearly 300 students from 20 local elementary and secondary schools.