North Hills students compete in National Academic Challenge

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Five North Hills’ Honors Academy students spent the last two weekends completing the National Academic Challenge fueled with camaraderie, caffeine and cooperation.

Tenth graders Avery McGrail, Savanna Alligood and Jordan Plummer, as well as ninth grader Annabelle Nagy and junior Brittney Hogan competed against 87 other teams across the country. Doris Plummer, North Hills’ lead instructor for high school, served as the team sponsor. …

The first weekend, the students worked from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday. … That Monday, they were given four additional tasks – to take a picture at a historical place, write an essay on the causes and prevention of school shootings, build a model of the Wright brothers’ plane and write an essay about their experience in the National Academic Challenge.

Read the article in the Salisabury Post.