Edmonson Voice Staff,
photos courtesy of ECMS Academic Team
The Edmonson County Middle School Academic Team advanced to the Questions Unlimited Quick Recall National Tournament Playoffs in Chicago, Illinois, the first ECMS team to ever do this. This was also the winningest team in Edmonson County Academic Team history. The team placed 5th in the nation while competing against some the most prestigious programs in America. Outstanding!
"The National Tournament in Chicago was a great ending to a tremendous academic season for ECMS," said Coach Greg Grey. " We ended the year 5th in the nation, with a total of 86 victories and memories that will last a lifetime."
The students came up a couple of days before the tourney for sight seeing and entertainment while in Chicago. They visited the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium, and the SkyDeck of Willis Tower. They also watched the Chicago White Sox defeat the Detroit Tigers at US Cellular Field.
"This was a wonderful, much deserved experience for this group," said ECMS Principal Brandon Prunty. "I am extremely proud of Mr. Grey and the academic team for all of their accomplishments. They've worked hard all year and continued to make us all proud on a national stage."
The Edmonson Voice would like to congratulate the ECMS Academic Team and coaches on a job well done. Thank you for representing all of Edmonson County in such a positive way.