Four sixth graders from Lincoln-Roosevelt Elementary School in Succasunna took it upon themselves to form a team and compete in the USA Academic Bowl.
Aditya Mahalingam, Yashil Trivedi, Rithik Mehta and Austin Christian competed on May 6 at Ridgewood High School, placing second in the 2018 Tri-State Academic Bowl. They won four out of six rounds to gain second place.
The USA Academic Bowl is an all-subject buzzer-based academic quiz competition for middle and elementary school quiz bowl teams with students in eighth grade and younger through the country.
The boys were to compete in the National Championships in Atlanta on June 3, but results were not available at press time.