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Pinnacle Classical Academy's robotics team wins two competitions
Pinnacle Classical Academy's grade 7-12 robotics team, the Pi Rho Eagles, are (L-R): Daniel Briceno, David Briceno, Ben Caunt, Jayden Robbs, Chesnee Stewart, Robert Stockham, Aiden Leon, Matthew Morehead, and Owen Slagle. (Missing from photo - Casey Green

Pinnacle Classical Academy's Dean of Academics, Jeff Ziegler, said recently the school's grade 7 through 12 robotics team, the Pi Rho Eagles, competed in two multi-school remote scrimmage competitions during the first semester and won both competitions.

The Eagles finished first out of 24 teams in a November 2020 scrimmage, defeating second-ranked Camelot Academy (Durham) by 1,111 points to 574 points, and again finished first out of 24 teams in a December 2020 scrimmage, defeating second-ranked Western Alamance High School 1,466 to 1,424.

"Extracurricular activities are an important part of Pinnacle Classical Academy, and we are so proud of our team and grateful for the work of Coach Jeanne Jacobs and our volunteers," said Dr. Shelly Bullard, the school's headmaster.

Located in Shelby, Pinnacle Classical Academy is a tuition-free K-12 public charter school that attracts 1,083 students from five counties. The school's average ACT composite score ranks in the top 10 percent of all public schools in North Carolina, and the 28 members of the class of 2020 were awarded a combined $3,414,868 in academic merit and athletic scholarships.

Enrollment forms for the 2020-21 are being accepted, noted Dean Ziegler, through the end of February 2021.

For more information, visit the school's website or call (704) 740-4040.

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