Students at nearly every level of the Falls Church City Public School system is putting their own spin on March Madness, by competing, or participating in tournaments to determine the best math problem solver and piece of literature, and the most historically significant figure of the 18th century.
At George Mason High School, the Mathletes are running March Math-ness, in which Mason students compete in a bracket-style tournament by solving math problems. Also, the Mustang Student Council Association is running a traditional bracket competition, selling brackets as a fundraiser for the annual Fire Drill Picnic.
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School students have been getting the chance to vote for their favorite piece of popular fiction in a March Madness Tournament of Books that Henderson’s library staff organized.
And students in Ms. Ritchey’s class at Mt. Daniel Elementary School are debating the historical significance of different 18th century figures in Colonial Madness, which pits the Loyalists versus the Patriots in opposing brackets.