For students at Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft, the fall was a busy time. Not only were students attending classes, playing on sports teams, and enjoying Halloween; they were also involved with the many extracurricular offerings at the school. In fact, over a two-week period, these Oak Hill students were rewarded for their efforts with many awards.
It began on October 21, when the school once again competed at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) Academic Jeopardy Tournament. Teams of four to six students play a traditional game of Jeopardy, with five rounds being played. Trophies are awarded to the top three teams. Oak Hill had three teams place in the top five and four teams in the top ten. Receiving a trophy for being the second place team were seventh graders Aarya Doshi, Alex Mitchell, Elizabeth Wright, Maria Giannakopoulos, and Molly Jain.
Then a group of 17 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders competed in a regional round of the Mathleague Competition at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton on October 29. Oak Hill Academy was the second place school among the ten that participated. The team of Thibaut Fabricant, Michael Gao, Robert Schweikert, and Audrey Yan came in second place. In the fifth grade, Mitchell Oldham won the fourth place individual trophy and Karan Patnaik came in seventh place. In the sixth grade, Michael Gao won the second place individual trophy, Thibaut Fabricant was seventh, and Robert Schweikert was tenth. Eight Oak Hill students advanced to the Mathleague state competition in the spring. They are Mitchell Oldham, Karan Patnaik, Isabelle Darman, Thibaut Fabricant, Michael Gao, Cadence Li, Robert Schweikert, and Audrey Yan.
Finally, on Friday, November 4, Oak Hill Academy took a group of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to participate in the Christian Brothers Academy’s Model United Nations competition. The students did a tremendous job preparing and presenting, as was evident by the six individual awards bestowed. Oak Hill Academy received the most awards out of all of the schools at the Model UN Conference. Oak Hill had the largest contingent of students participate and was complimented for their preparedness and seriousness. Receiving awards were:
Sydney Yan (Holmdel): Best Position Paper (first place out of 125 students)
Mason Garber (Colts Neck): Best Delegate (first place) – SpecPol
Nicholas Geissler (Middletown): Best Delegate (first place) – Carter Cabinet
Cakie Dym (Rumson): Outstanding Delegate (second place) – SpecPol
Emily Robertson (Holmdel): Outstanding Delegate (second place) – SocHum
Alexander Mitchel (Red Bank): Honorable Mention (third place) – Kennedy Cabinet