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National Competitors

Congratulations to the Daniel Wright students who competed this month in the International Academic Competition in history, geography and other areas of academia in Arlington, Virginia. The students qualified for nationals after two rounds of qualifications, earning them a top spot in the national competition!

Students qualified based on scores from the 2020-2021 school year. Seventh-grader Shreyan Sahoo placed sixth in US History Bee finals competition. Agastya Choudhary, former DW student, competed as an eighth-grader and made it to the semi finals round in both the US Science and History Bee competitions. Gavin Plautz (8), Yana Malpani (8) Val Vihrov (8) Evan Polen (8) Aarav Purwar (8) Ethan Wang (7) and Joseph Neela (7) also competed in the national competition.

“I was so impressed with the success of our team! They worked hard in the midst of a pandemic to get to this level of competition. No matter how they placed in the end, they still ranked top in the nation and impressed us all with their knowledge and successes.” We are already looking ahead to this next year and bringing the team back together in June 2022 for another round of national competition!” said Coach Kristine Rickert.