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AG program wins 16 medals at states, sending one team to nationals



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Congratulations to Oxford’s Academic Games team members and coaches. Well done! Photo submitted. (click for larger version)
April 03, 2013 - The Oxford Academics Games team won a total of 16 team medals at the Michigan Academic Games state Super Tournament held in Grand Rapids Michigan March 6-8.

Academic Games (AG) is a series of eight different games that allow students to use their knowledge to compete.

Oxford sent a total of 25 players to the tournament. Several teams with Oxford players participated in the games. The state teams (named after cereals) included:

• Snap Crackle Pop - Logan Streeter, Gavin Shampine, Tommy Giberson, Cameron Mumbrue, Maddie Cutler.

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• Raisin Brain – Ben Fracker, Autin Foster, Gwyn Love, Cooper Spring, Sean Sherman.

• Lucky Charms – Gargi Ramekar, Faith Diegel, Dakota Streeter, Eric Lou, Charlotte McClenneghan.

• Fruit Loops – Andrew Haselton, Vallen Huang, Sophia Shampine, Abigail Cherian, Dylan Patel.

• Captain Crunch/Trix – Justin Powell, Jack Butzu, Michael Brown, Gihon Maxwell, Haley Harrison.

Thanks to their strong showing at the state tournament, one team from Oxford has qualified to attend this year's national tournament which will be held in Charlotte North Carolina from April 26-29.

The Snap Crackle Pop team will be heading to Nationals. They won medals in all 6 games they played. They were the only team from Michigan to earn national qualifying points in all categories, math, language arts, social studies and logic.

The teams are led by Head Coach Connie Ginste and assistant coaches Blake Streeter and Cami Giberson. OES Principal Jeff Brown is a strong supporter of the program as well.

Next year the Oxford AG team hopes to expand. The goal is to include players from all of the Oxford Elementary schools. AG is a wonderful experience and learning opportunity. It allows students to play fun dice rolling games, and learn amazing new things without really even thinking they are learning.

To learn more about the games see www.academicgames.org. Those interested in helping us expand in Oxford please contact Principal Jeff Brown at Jeff.Brown@oxfordschools.org.

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