Pine Forest 5th Grade Talented and Gifted students competed at the District Alpha Challenge. Each year, 5th grade Alpha students have a big competition against all the other schools in the District. They compete in Current Events (Jeopardy), Math Computation (Contig), and Creative Problem Solving. Students prepared for this challenge by attending after-school Alpha Camp at Pine Forest.

The teams were:

The Donuts: Hayden Phillips, Mackinzie Miller, and Sydney van Reenen. (1st place over-all in their division and they brought the trophy home to Pine Forest.

The Dominators: Blakely Rochelle, Micah Watson, Maya Eruagbere, and Hunter Grumbles (4th place Current Events, 5th place Contig, 5th place CPS in their division)

The Dynomites: Jeremiah Armstrong, Jade Brent, and Olivia Stevens (4th place in Current Events in their division) The Dynamics: Kaia Jordan, Bailey Mason, Sammie Lee, and Reece Rodtnick (1st place in Contig and 2nd place in Current Events in their division)

The Dawgs: Julian Benson, Hanah Whitener, and Maggie Lyons (3rd place in Current Events and 4th place in CPS in their division) The Demolishers: Vicky Yu, David Evatt, Andrew Pittman, and Harold Lynch (1st place Current Events and 3rd place in Contig)