The Bloomfield 6th grade quiz team will compete in the Essex County "Academically Speaking" competition at Bloomfield Middle School on Thursday, May 10th.
At 5:30 pm, the Bloomfield middle schoolers will compete against Nutley for a place in the final. The Final competition will take place against Mount Pleasant in the final at 7:00pm. The public is invited to attend.
"Academically Speaking" is a contest run by the Essex County Gifted and Talented Steering Committee. In this Jeopardy-like tournament, students answer questions in five rounds on a variety of topics including math, science, geography, sports, arts, grammar and literature and current events. Using buzzers and answering at lightning speeds, students gain and lose points as they answer individually and in team rounds.
The 2012 Bloomfield team members are: Stephen Owens, Ellie Kallay, Estaban Palma, David Rumph, Jack Galvin, and Hampton Gaddy.
The teachers/team coaches are Mrs. Sommerkamp and Mrs. Hill.
Bloomfield advanced to the semi-finals of the competition after defeating Livingston and North Caldwell middle schools. In 2011, Bloomfield’s "Academically Speaking" team won first place in the county competition.