The 56th Annual Sevier County Schools Academic Field Day took place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Out of the approximately 2,200 students currently enrolled in seventh and eighth grades across the county, 260 were carefully selected by their teachers to participate in the event. This competition serves to create an environment where students may participate in healthy academic competitions, celebrate their achievements, and grow both academically and personally.
Academic Field Day tests are created by high school content area teachers who were tasked to design assessments that challenge all participants. All subject area tests, including language arts, science, social studies, and math, resemble ACT-style assessments which emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, and academic skills with content above the students' grade level.
The top twenty students were presented with medals as a symbol of their outstanding accomplishments, and the top three finishers in each subject are as follow:
1. Sawyer Widner, Northview Junior Academy, 8th Grade (right)
2. Charlie McNamara, Seymour Junior High, 8th Grade (middle)
3. Isabella Malone, New Center, 8th Grade (left)
1. Eli Vickers, Gatlinburg-Pittman Junior High, 7th Grade (right)
2. Auroura Brady, Sevierville Middle, 8th Grade (middle)
3. Addyson Clark, Seymour Junior High, 8th Grade (left)
1. Talen Doane, Pigeon Forge Junior High, 8th Grade (left)
2. John Rippetoe, New Center, 8th Grade (middle)
3. Holland Alvarez, Seymour Junior High, 8th Grade (right)
1. Nsayah Vanderjagt, Pigeon Forge Junior High, 8th Grade (right)
2. Jacob Lytle, Seymour Junior HIgh, 8th Grade (middle)
3. Danica Baldino, Sevierville Middle, 7th Grade (left)