Middle Division Created

Before the 1978 National Tournament, Academic Games competition consisted of only three divisions.

  • Elementary Division was the same as now: Grades 6 and below.
  • Junior Division covered grades 7-9.
  • Senior Division comprised grades 10-12.

This system posed giant challenges for 7th and 10th graders, who competed against players two grades ahead of them. It was rare for a 7th-grader to win a cube game, but an occasional 10th-grader did so.

During the 1977-78 school year, Middle Division competition was added to the games.

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