Next, it was time to get serious. Each school assigned a team captain to answer all of the questions on behalf of the class. We did rock, paper, scissors to determine who would go first.
Students from each school took turns asking questions. Questions were mostly open-ended, but multiple choice was offered when additional help was needed.
Although we kept score throughout the competition, what ultimately mattered was the experience. Students had the chance to meet a new group of kids from somewhere else in the country and discover that kids from another part of the US are just like them in many different ways. In addition, we proved that New London students are awesome learners who really understand and know their Greek Mythology. Who was the ultimate victor in this challenge? I think that we could agree that both schools were winners.