Roach Middle School

Male Students Compete With Peers in Annual Academic Bowl

Feb 10, 2015

More than 100 boys gathered at the University of Texas at Dallas on January 31 for the sixth African American Male Academic Bowl (AAMAB), including Frisco ISD teams from Cobb, Roach and Scoggins middle schools.

About 36 teams from schools across Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin competed in the "Jeopardy"-style tournament. The young men in 4th through 8th grades worked together to tackle questions in math, sciences, art and history.

The Gold Team from Roach and the Team One from Cobb both advanced to the semifinals.

“Our young men competed against some of the brightest and brilliant middle school African American males from all over the DFW area and almost all of our Frisco ISD teams advanced beyond the first round and several advanced to the Quarter Final and Semifinal rounds, which are the final eight and final four teams respectively,"  said AAMAB Coach Tyree Taylor, a Roach parent. "Our Frisco ISD young men represented with class!”

This is the second year for FISD students to participate. FISD leaders hope to see more young men participate next year.

“I was proud to be a part of Frisco ISD with such wonderful young men representing themselves and their schools,” added Christine Combest, counselor at Scoggins Middle School.

This year’s competing FISD students included:

Cobb Middle School

Team One
KJ Greer
Cameron Miller
Jared Sanders

Team Two
Drew Murray
Benjamin Washington
Jayden Benjamin

Team Three
Jeremy Kennard
T.J. Smith
Antonio Robinson

Roach Middle School

Gold Team
Glen Mbaku
Christian Sandy
Trey Taylor

Blue Team
Ian Ayuk
Lorenzo Chambers
CJ Thomas

Scoggins Middle School

Sixth Grade
Caden Bedford-Crandell
Josiah Hartman
Cedron Webb
Kendall Williams
Tim Howard
Dylan Woods

Seventh Grade
Robert Valentine
Javan Bouton
Montrell Hayes
Derreck Smith
Justus McCowan
Jayden Anthony

Eighth Grade
KJ Parker
Elijah Henderson
Ethan Colbert
Jayden Gray
Mason Lewis
Christian Harper