The Vernon Middle School Pentathlon Teams found success at the Region 1 Texas Academic Pentathlon competition in Alice, Texas on April 27.
Both seventh and eighth grade teams earned medals in every division and came home with over 100 medals earned by the team as well as individual efforts.
The 7th grade team earned second place in overall team points with a total of 15485 points. Along with their overall win, the team also earned second place and the silver medal in the Super Quiz.
Overall individual medals for total points earned in the competition include Jesus Rodriguez with the bronze honors. He also earned a gold medal in Super Quiz with a perfect score of 1000, and bronze medal in math. Faith Leyva was named as the bronze scholastic with her wins of the bronze in both math and literature. Marissa Flores was crowned silver varsity, and won second place in science, history and Super Quiz. Dylan Rivera won the silver medal in both math and literature and given the title of bronze varsity. Dereck Hernandez earned the bronze in math. Sydney Castaneda received the silver in literature. Mark Navalta was awarded a silver medal in Super Quiz, and Jeremy Khoo earned first place and the gold medal in math with the only perfect score of 1000 in the math category.
The 8th grade Mustang team earned second place silver medals in overall team points with a total of 16405 points as well as in the Super Quiz with a total of 4400 points.
Overall individual medals for total points earned in the competition were Noe Munoz with the bronze Honors, Dylan Russell earned bronze varsity and Macario Hernandez earned silver varsity.
Additionally, Dylan Russell was awarded the silver medal in math and bronze in Super Quiz. Macario Hernandez earned the bronze in science, history and Super Quiz. Carlota Cruz won the silver in math and bronze in Super Quiz. Devin Porras earned the silver in literature. Franchesca Lopez placed third in Super Quiz. Both Gabriella Rodriguez and Noe Munoz were each given the gold medal in the Super Quiz division with their perfect scores of 1000 points. Noe Munoz was also given a bronze in literature.
The team was led by Mrs. Lovett, Mr. Valdez, Mr. Gonzalez, Ms. Valdez, Mr. Carlsted, Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. Ramon, Mr. Leal and Ms. Welk.