Belmont is Busting with Activities!

This was an action packed week filled with a multitude of events and activities, including a First Lego League Robotics Competition, a middle school archery tournament, the Belmont Student Night at Florida Gateway College basketball game, the Columbia County Math Bee, a sixth grade field trip to the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire and the elementary book parade, where students dressed up as their favorite literary figure.

The First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Competition in Bellview, FL on Saturday the 26th, brought in scores that ranked the team high in the competition.

Belmont Archers took aim at the Wolves Monday Night, when they challenged Richardson Middle School. Belmont took second and performed well.

Mr. Vannelli and I as Belmont coaches are still very proud of our archers,” said Mrs. Vannelli.

The top Belmont archers and there scores are as follows for Middle School: Ryan Ganskop (240), Garret Smith (235), and Michael Heppner (229). The top three in our high school division included Ethan Steele (244), Xandraya Birdinground (220), and Cole Williard (227). Our top archers for elementary school include Josiah Hopkins (237), Joe Lavendure (193) and Om Patel (129).

Belmont’s secondary honor roll students were recognized at halftime at the Florida Gateway College basketball game Monday night, as part of student night. Those recognized earned all A’s and B’s for both of the nine week grading periods so far this school year.

The Columbia County Math Bee got people buzzing Tuesday night.  Teacher and Math Bee coach, Kelly Infantino, was proud of her students’ performance and hard work.

 “We did really well at the Bee. We were in the top four for a good portion of the competition, until the end,” Kelly told the Belmont Weekly News. 

 A lot of time and training went into this competition.

 “The kids worked really hard. We have been doing after school practices since October,” she said.

 The bee consisted of nine preliminary rounds, each with 11 questions. For each question, students had two seconds to buzz and five seconds to answer. During these rounds, Belmont students competed against all of the elementary schools in the county.

 Each or the students demonstrated their individual strengths during the competition.

 “Ryan Steele was really quick at elapsed time. He could solve those problems in seconds. Om and Shivam Patel were fast division and multiplication solvers. Timmy was the most accurate, steady and contestant. Cohen Streer was a junior judge and assisted the team in all of our practices and at the competition,” said Ms. Infantino..

Sixth graders journeyed to Gainesville and ventured back in time on Friday, while enjoying their field trip to the Hoggetown Medieval Faire.

The elementary grades wrapped up the week by delighting all with a book parade. Those in the parade dressed up as their favorite book character and walked through the halls of the main school building, while parents and students of all ages watched, clapped and cheered.