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News and Notes
Anyone interested in becoming a certified judge in Equations, On-Sets, or LinguiSHTIK should contact their league coordinator, who can order and administer the tests.
The tests must be returned by March 15 in order for judges to be certified for Nationals. Anyone who was certified in a game prior to 2011 must re-certify. Information for ordering tests has been sent to league/district coordinators.
Steve Wright recently sent a letter to the heads of leagues on behalf of the AGLOA Board of Directors and Tournament Council.
Upcoming Academic Games Events
If you do not see your league’s events above, please send your calendar.
Down Memory Lane
In 1986, South Lyon High School in Michigan graduated six co-valedictorians with 4.0 GPA’s. All six played Academic Games for five consecutive years. In 1982, Academic Games Coach Pam Miller Placek had to decide which five of thse six 8th grades would be on the same team. The five she chose remained together and comprised the “South Lyon Empty Sets” Team in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986.
Pam remembers: It is amazing to realize the influence a small box of colorful cubes can have on the lives of both students and teachers.
The same five guys for five consecutive years won five consecutive National Sweepstakes Championships! A feat Academic Games may never see again!
The Empty Sets returned to Nationals in Oglebay, WV, in 2012 along with Coach Pam Placek.
Todd Yocum, Ray Klann, Chris Kelly, Robert Curtis, Jeff Hoorn, and Pam Miller Placek in 1986 and 2012.