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CFMS team places high in competition

6/5/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lindsey
COPLEY — The Copley-Fairlawn Middle School (CFMS) Academic Challenge team travelled to Atlanta May 9-11 to compete in the Middle School National Championship Tournament sponsored by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT).

The team finished in eighth place out of 128 teams from all over the United States. Compiling a 9-4 record, the team lost to three teams that ended up in the top five.

Competing on the team were  CFMS eighth-graders Sam Tobin, Curtis Stoyer, Srikar Dudipala, captain Tommy Varley, shown at right, from left, with NAQT President R. Robert Hentzel.

The team was accompanied by coaches Jennifer Lindsey, social studies teacher at the middle school, and Sue Korosa, retired English and history teacher from the high school. The team prepared by competing against high school teams in local tournaments throughout the area. 

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