BUENA PARK, CA – Gordon H. Beatty Middle School sixth-graders won 21 medals and swept the overall individual rankings during the recent Orange County Academic Pentathlon events, showcasing their knowledge and resourcefulness over the course of three days of quizzes.

Gordon H. Beatty Middle School sent 20 sixth-graders to participate in the latest OC Academic Pentathlon events, held April 27, April 30 and May 7, where they competed against 19 other area schools and hundreds of students under the tutelage of Pentathlon Coaches Michael McDonald and Kirstin Kim.

The events included essays, tests and quiz segments to assess student knowledge related to the theme “Water: A Most Essential Resource.” Gordon H. Beatty Middle School students won eight medals in math, six in literature, three in science, two in fine arts and two in social science. Additionally, students Eugene K. and Irene K. won third place overall, Tyler C. won second place overall and Rishabh S. won first place overall.

Gordon H. Beatty Middle School sixth-grader Clara K. said she had fun preparing for the Pentathlon with her friends and that the help she received while studying for the math portion will help her during her entire educational career.

This is not the first time Buena Park School District students have made a splash at the OC Academic Pentathlon – the school and its students won some 50 awards for its sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams during two March events.

“A special congratulations to our sixth-grade Pentathlon students – we’re very proud of all your hard work and all the amazing medals you’ve won signifying your academic excellence,” Superintendent Dr. Ramon Miramontes said. “Participating in the OC Academic Pentathlon is a longstanding tradition in Buena Park School District. Our students, teachers and coaches love to compete and showcase their knowledge.”


PENTATHLON1: Gordon H. Beatty Middle School sixth-grade’s Pentathlon team won 21 medals and swept the overall individual rankings during the latest Orange County Academic Pentathlon events in April and May.