Congratulations to the Lakeland Christian School Elementary Academic Team for winning the Polk County Championship on April 6, 2016. Six teams competed in the championship round, which was held at the Bartow Civid Center. Highlands Grove Elementary finished in second place, and Berkley Charter earned third place in the tournament.
This season, there were 52 teams initially competing for a spot in the championship. The LCS team won their first round of competition in late January and the semifinal round on February 24.
Coached by fifth grade teacher Heather Rhoden, this group of students is competing for the first year. The team is made up of Emily Gravitt, Neil Dave, Meliza Diaz-Palma, Wenjo Lai, Sean Cardosi and Eli Curls.