Oxford Elementary students win national championship in academic games

For the first time in school district history, Oxford students are national champions in academic games. The Oxford Academics Game team won a national team title, finished 3rd in three other games and 3rd in the nation in the sweepstakes category (which is a combination of all game scores). In addition to the team results, several members of the team captured individual titles.
 
Thanks to a strong showing at the state tournament a few months ago, two teams from OES qualified to attend this year’s national tournament.   The cost and time commitment were high for each player to attend nationals.  A team of seven elementary school players attended the National Championships at W.E. Skelton 4H Conference Center in Wirtz, Virginia, a small town near Roanoke, April 30th through May 3rd.
 
Academic Games (AG) is a series of 7 different games that allow students to use their knowledge to compete.  Two games are based on Mathematics (Equations and On-Sets), two games are based on Language Arts (LinguiSHTIK and Propaganda), two games are based on Social Studies (Presidents and World Card) and the original game, WFF-N-Proof, is based on logic and formulas.   There are Elementary (through 6th grade), Middle and High School divisions.  Oxford had players compete in all 7 games at the Elementary Division.
 
The team members were:  Logan Streeter, Thomas Giberson, Gavin Shampine, Cameron Mumbrue, Arav Agarwal, Neil Kim and Vincent Huang.