ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the first time in the history of Fairmont Private Schools, junior high students from the Historic Anaheim Campus will compete at the 2016 National Academic Pentathlon at Boise State University on May 20, 2016. Only two teams are invited to the national competition from each state. This year, incredibly, both of California’s teams are from Fairmont. Fairmont’s 7th and 8th grade teams got the nod after winning 1st place in the overall team and Super Quiz competitions in both grade levels at the Orange County Academic Pentathlon held on March 19. Individually, Fairmont Historic Anaheim students won 72 total medals at the event.
“The support from our school and community has been outstanding. We are so happy and exceedingly proud of our students,” said Fairmont Historic Anaheim Assistant Director Rebecca Lugo.
Fairmont’s North Tustin Campus and Anaheim Hills Campus also performed well at the OC Pentathlon, with the three Fairmont 7th grade teams taking 1st through 3rd place in the overall team and Super Quiz competitions. Individually, Fairmont Anaheim Hills students won 35 total medals and Fairmont North Tustin students won 18 total medals at the event.
In total, Fairmont students won an incredible 125 total individual medals.
The 2016 competition is the 24th straight year in which a Fairmont Private Schools’ 7th or 8th grade team has won 1st place at the OC Academic Pentathlon. In 15 of those years, both Fairmont 7th and 8th grade teams have won 1st place overall.
Said Lugo, “We are very excited about the National Pentathlon invitation and hope that this will be the beginning of a new legacy for our school.”
The Historic Anaheim teams will depart for Boise, Idaho for the National Pentathlon on Wednesday, May 18 with the competition on Friday, May 20. Awards will be presented at a banquet on Saturday, May 21.
About Fairmont Private Schools
With four campuses in the Orange County area, Fairmont Private Schools is the oldest and largest family of private schools in Southern California. Starting in preschool and continuing through high school graduation, Fairmont prepares students to succeed in colleges of quality and challenges them to become exemplary citizens of a global society. For more information, please visit www.fairmontschools.com.