Fillmore Middle School emerged as the champion in the Middle School Challenge academic quiz bowl competition held recently at Jamestown Community College.
The annual event is sponsored by JCC's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the honors organization for two-year colleges.
Coached by Deb Woltag, the Fillmore team included Jon David Nichols, Anthony VanLogten, Mason Kelley, Michael McDonald and Hayden Miller.
Front row, from left, are Jon David Nichols, Anthony VanLogten, Mason Kelley and Michael McDonald. Back row, from left, are JCC faculty member Catherine Iannello, Deb Woltag, Fillmore Middle School team coach; Hayden Miller, and Renee Funke, JCC faculty member.
Other schools participating in the event were Southwestern Middle School, Fredonia Middle School, West Valley Middle School and Jamestown's Washington Middle School.
Competition questions covered a variety of topics including English literature and grammar, history, science, visual and performing arts, technology, government, geography and mathematics. Phi Theta Kappa advisers Catherine Iannello, assistant professor of human services, and Renee Funke, teacher education instructor, served as tournament moderators.