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Quail Valley Middle School students shine at academic competitions (6/8/2021)

FORT BEND ISD (June 8, 2021) – Recently, Quail Valley Middle School students competed in the World Scholar’s Cup and the regional Pentathlon competitions. Both competitions test students’ academic ability, and the students were coached by QVMS teacher Jeanette Morales.


The Houston round of the World Scholar’s Cup was held last month at Ridge Point High School, and all teams qualified to compete in the global round of competition to be held this summer and fall.


The teams competed in the Junior Division, for students ages 11 to 13, and Senior Division, for those 14 years of age and up, and all teams are coached by Jeanette Morales.


The results for the competition include:


Team 1 – students Khushi Kawedia, Zhuohan Liu, and Lana Nguyen – earned 16 individual and team medals, and an individual special award.


Team 2 – students Jason Gasper, Krishna Harish, and Sonia Modi – earned a First Place trophy, 14 individual and team medals, and an individual special award.


Team 3 – students Neesa Kolla, Anza Rizvi and Manvi Vatani – earned 11 individual and team medals.


Team 4 – students Aashna Gurajala, Meenakshi Tuppera and Wendy Wu – earned 10 individual and team medals.


Team 5 – student Meenakshi Sivanandam – earned 3 trophies and 6 medals.


Students participated in this year’s state regional Penthalon competition, earning 27 individual and team medals, and Second Place overall.


The team is comprised of:


Krishna Harish

Rhea Kandarapally

Khushi Kawedia

Zhuohan Liu

Sonia Modi

Lana Nguyen

Manvi Vatani

Steve Wang


The Pentathlon is a multi-part competition, including five events: math, social studies, science, literature, and fine arts, specifically designed for seventh- and eighth-grade students. The event also features a Super Quiz, an oral relay where students work collaboratively to answer ten multiple-choice questions.


Like the Decathlon, the Pentathlon test students’ aptitude on a single yearly topic, and this competition feeds into Octathlon and Decathlon activities, available to high school students.