On November 15th six Tyler 5th graders competed against 80 teams of DC elementary and middle school students in the 7th annual citywide GeoPlunge tournament.

GeoPlunge is a game that challenges students’ knowledge of U.S. geography and facts about our nation’s 50 states. Although this was the 7th annual GeoPlunge tournament, this was the first time ever that Tyler had entered a team.

In spite of being first timers, Tyler made it to the championship round. Even though they didn’t win, the judges were so impressed with the sportsmanship of the Tyler students that they gave the Tyler team a special Teamwork Award.

The team was coached by Mr. Joe Burno – a paraprofessional at Tyler. The six students on Tyler’s GeoPlunge team are: Akil Gayles , Licaiya Eason, DeAsia Luwaan, Damion Sams, Troy Harris, and Larry Jackson.

A special thanks to our sponsors, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP!