Franklin Middle School scholastic bowl team headed to state

Franklin Middle School scholastic bowl team headed to state

CHAMPAIGN — Franklin Middle School's scholastic bowl team is one of the best in the state.

The group of 15 middle-schoolers are headed to the state competition on Friday after winning both the regional and sectional championships this past week. The team won sectionals Monday night after a three-way tie, winning the match by just one question, according to Franklin Principal Sara Sanders.

"It was a competitive and rewarding bout," she said.

The team is led by Tracey Jones, a sixth grade math teacher at Franklin. Members are:

— Sixth graders: Wade Schact, Tracy Li, Sarah Guo and Elizabeth Su.

— Seventh graders: Elijah Song, Andrew Lin, Leyna Tran, Audrey Larson, Kevin Chen and Zhaohan Su.

— Eighth graders: Nick Seraphin, Prithika Ravi, Jake Seraphin, Brennen Easter and Tyler Johns.

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