White River Middle School’s fourth annual Acalympics program was held in the Community Events Center Wednesday, March 26 at 12:45 p.m. Twelve teams competed in this year’s Acalympics quiz bowl style program. This year’s teams attending included Timber Lake, Miller, Pierre, Stanley County, Cheyenne School (Stanley County), Kadoka, Murdo, Todd County, St. Joseph, Lyman, Winner and White River.
Miss Becker, WRMS principal, was involved in an Acalympics program previously and several years ago decided to start one in White River. Mrs. Elaine Krogman, Mrs. Margie Homan and Mrs. Helen Schwarting developed the program and continue to build the program for our school district. The program has continued to grow and this year the number of participating teams was the highest ever.
The Pierre School District has also jumped on board and recently started hosting their own Acalympics competition. Miss Becker is hoping to see more schools host the program.
This year White River’s team took 5th place at the Pierre competition and took 7th place in the White River competition. There team was comprised of Nick Sayler, Brock Adrian, Nellie Leader Charge, Miaken Adrian, Sarah Keefe, and Paige LeBoeuf.
Overall, the competition went well with Lyman County taking 1st place, Timber Lake taking 2nd place and Miller taking 3rd place.