Tazewell County holds competition that allows for students to use brain power

Tazewell County Virginia
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Graham Middle School held the 34th annual Brain Games Competition on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Tazewell Middle School eighth grader, Ian Rhudy, said Brain Games is an academic competition. 

“It’s like trivia questions. You have to be the first one to answer to get points. Whoever has the highest points wins,” Rhudy said. 

Graham, Richlands, and Tazewell Middle Schools had teams of students showcase their knowledge. Graham Middle School Principal Chad Brown said students really enjoy having a school day away from the standardized norm.

“I think the students that love brain games, they really enjoy it, they like to show that they’ve learned the stuff. It’s a chance for them to show knowledge, besides taking a standardized test, which our kids have a lot of and they’re very successful and we build them very well for that. They take those very seriously. But this gives you a chance to show that you may know a little bit more than that,” Brown said. 

Richlands Middle School eighth grader Craegen Ashby said he has taken advantage of Brain Games to see what he really does know. 

“It just pushes me to see what I can learn and achieve,” Ashby said. 

Graham Middle School earned the most points, which means they get to keep the Brain Games trophy that is between the three middle schools yearly. 

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