A second grade team from Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School recently competed in the Gifted Resource Council's annual Academic Challenge Cup held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The focus of Academic Challenge Cup is creative problem solving, mathematics and language usage with skills involving teamwork, task organization, idea generation, democratic process and decision-making. The team finished in the top four of 24 teams from the St. Louis area. Creative Convention teams of five work together to develop, design and construct a solution to a lifestyle problem; teams are scored on teamwork and creative problem solving.
Team members are from left, Laila McGhee, Kela Jones, Leah McGhee and Journee Glasby. The team is coached by Wu Bakeman, GATE teacher at Barbara C. Jordan.