Students Find Success First Year Competing
Local students of the Murphy Achievers Academic Team, Xavier Brewington, Wade Dennis and Nate Malone, all of Murphy Middle School, competed in the 9th Annual Aiming for the Stars Academic Competition hosted on January 27th by The University of Texas at Dallas.
The African American Male Academic Bowl is a 3-tiered Middle School Competition that includes a Jeopardy-style Quiz Bowl, Engineering Design segment, and a MathCounts Quiz round. There were 18 teams competing from across the metroplex, including teams from Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and Frisco ISD.
In their first year competing, the team earned First Place in the MathCounts division, winning a graphing calculator for each team member.
The Murphy Achievers Academic Team is coached by Warren Dennis, a Senior Engineer and Murphy resident.