The Atkins HS Quill writing team competed this weekend at the state finals at Northwood High School. The team earned third-place points in the Scholastic Cup race, and Congratulations to Ryan Holmes, who won the state title in the Argument category. Atkins is now almost three hundred points ahead in the Scholastic Cup race and will win by a landslide to repeat as champions.
The Atkins Chess team finished as state championship runner-up in the annual K-12 scholastic tournament held this past weekend, also with by far the largest high school team in the state. Finishing in 6th place in the overall individual standings was William Odom. Completely sweeping the under-1100 Class were three Atkins players: Lorenzo Battigelli, Brady Richardson, and Arel D'Agostino. Also contributing to the Atkins team score were Ali MIrzazedah and Daniel Winkelman. Another highlight of the the weekend was that the Atkins team hosted a team from Nassau, Bahamas who traveled all the way to NC for tournament to play Atkins in person. Congratulations to the entire Chess team for this great finish! See more results on the school website.