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Academic Challenge Winners 2021

Elementary Academic Challenge Competition

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Mr. Matthew Ruttler, District Coordinator for Academic Challenge is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Virtual Competition!


Individual Competition Winners:

1st Place: Julia Moncrief,

Nicholas Oresko School

2nd Place: Melissah Keronche,

William Sheman Midtown School

3rd Place Tie: David Bekiet,

Mary J Donohoe School,

Abanoub Youssef,

William Sheman Midtown School, and

Erin McCullough,

Horace Mann School


Subject Specific Winners:

English Language Arts: Mary J. Donohoe School

Math Tie: Nicholas Oresko School*,

Mary J. Donohoe School*

Science: Nicholas Oresko School

Social Studies: Nicholas Oresko School

Special Subjects: William Sheman Midtown School*

*Denotes a Perfect Score


Team Competition Winners:

1st Place: Nicholas Oresko School

2nd Place Tie: Washington Community School,

William Sheman Midtown School

3rd Place: Mary J . Donohoe School

4th Place: John M. Bailey School

5th Place: Horace Mann School


Special thanks to the 2021 Elementary Coaches for all their fine work and dedication!

Jane Gomes, Helen Zebrowski, Anthony Dworzanski, Robert Tonnesen, Melissa Travelino, Larissa Drennan, Alissa Serpe, Cynthia Lynch, Celine Pascual, Gina Nowak and Heather Arlett-Doherty