Thomas Haley Elementary recently hosted their second annual “Dream Big” Academic Bowl. Students studied for weeks to prepare for their Jeopardy-style competition.

“We learned about historically black colleges, famous firsts and African-American leaders. We’ve been studying for about two weeks, and it was really tough. But we competed, we gave it our best and we did what we had to do,” says fifth-grader Carmella.

This event challenged students’ knowledge of multicultural history, math and science. More than 15 groups of elementary students competed in Jeopardy-style rounds that led to the championship.

Parents were invited to watch the championship round with an exciting performance from the T.H.E. Steppers and an award presentation from Principal Taylor.

The final two teams went head-to-head, cheered on by a crowd of their competitors and parents. The winning team was awarded a gift certificate after clearing the final jeopardy board and conquering five brackets.