Sarasota County Academic Olympians persevere


Sarasota County Academic Olympians persevere


Date: April 26, 2013
by: Yaryna Klimchak | Community Editor




Six Sarasota County students solved many challenges Saturday, April 20, fighting their way through two rounds of competition and making it to the Division 1 semi-finals at the Florida Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in Orlando.

The 2013 Sarasota County Academic Olympic All Stars Veronica Hernandez, Robert Bedell, Thad Potter, Justin Oettinger, Jaclyn Wiley and Thomas Junker had to clear a number of hurdles to reach the three-day tournament. Other team members dropped out due to other commitments and substitute coach David Nezelek had to step in for long time coach Blake Wiley after a death in Wiley’s family. Private contributors from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County paid for all the expenses of the competition.

“They competed with such enthusiasm, even though they were playing against more experienced teams,” according to Eve Johnston, Education Foundation Academic Olympics coordinator


Login Register now

Currently 0 Responses

Login below to post a comment or click register.
Account E-Mail
forgot password? click here
Speak Your Mind Below!


Subscribe to our eNewsletters
1970 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468

Copyright 2014 The Observer Group Inc., All Rights Reserved