The Nutty Champions! (US version)

by Holly Meehan
December 18, 2015

The Nutty Tilez competition went down a storm in the US, with students battling head to head in hours of fast and furious typing. We’ve been talking to the winners about their success, and the downfall of Demon Dante!

French

Jasmine L, Deep Run High

Jasmine was one of many students from Deep Run High that made it into the top ten. In fact, half of the French top ten are from the school! Jasmine was a front runner from the very beginning of the competition, and here is she is talking about her victory.

 

image1The top class from Wake Forest

Nick F, Wake Forest

Nick managed to come second place in French in the US, an amazing achievement! And to top it all off, Nick’s class came top of the leaderboard the week of the Nutty Tilez competition, great effort guys!

 

Deep Run HighThe winners from Deep Run High

Gurumanpreet S, Deep Run High

The second student from Deep Run High in the contest, Gurumanpreet, also started playing early, and his hard work payed off!

How did you feel when you got to the end?

I did not get to the very end but I did complete up to level 48. There was an hour left in the competition and I sat down to play realizing I was in 6th place. I played vigorously and managed to squeeze ahead of the other people and finish in 3rd place. I was very happy that I had managed to pull ahead of them while they were also playing at the same time.

How do you think Nutty Tilez has helped you with your languages?

I believe Nutty Tilez has helped me greatly in learning more French. It has greatly strengthened my French vocabulary and the day after the competition ended, I read a story written in French and I realized how many of the words I immediately knew the English translation of just from playing Nutty Tilez. I know I am better prepared for any French exam or even visiting France one day. Overall, Nutty Tilez was a great experience and I learned a lot more than I thought I would from typing a French translation for an English word.

 

In French, Tokunbo F from Deep Run High came fourth, Sivram R from George H. Moody Middle School came fifth, Jacob C from Deep Run High came sixth, Amu M from Deep Run High came seventh, Hannah D from Wake Forest came eighth, Haven A from Glen Allen High came ninth and Young J from Albemarle High came tenth.

 

Spanish

 

Sophie R, Glen Allen High

Sophie stormed to the top of the leaderboard for Spanish! We caught up with her in this video interview.

 

Andre T, Hungary Creek

Andre completed the competition incredibly quickly: he played for 13 hours straight to ensure his spot in the top 5! Here he is telling us about the competition.

 

 Caleb K, Galileo Magnet High

Caleb from Galileo Magnet High School came third in Spanish! We caught up with him to see how he found the competition.

 

MoodyLanguageWinnersFour winners from George H. Moody Middle School – Congratulations!

In Spanish, Caleb K from Galileo Magnet High came third, Vahan H from George H. Moody Middle School came fourth, Drew A from Fort Chiswell school came fifth, Deven J from George H. Moody Middle School came sixth, Jacob W from Culpeper County High came seventh, Paul Y from George H. Moody Middle School came eighth, Anna N from Washington-Lee High came ninth, and Anna J from Hungary Creek came tenth.

German

 

Mimi Western AlbemarleMimi from Henley Middle School

Mimi F, Henley Middle School

What was the hardest part of the contest?

I was getting frustrated because the levels were getting really difficult and the computer avatars were getting faster and knocking me out quickly.  The hardest part was probably level 50 since I knew I was almost there, but I just couldn¹t win it.  I was playing during recess, lunch and homeroom, but it was just so difficult.

How do you think Nutty Tilez has helped you with your languages?

Now I have gotten good at spelling in German

 

IMG_4956Cooper with his certificate!

Cooper H, James River High

Cooper worked hard to come second place in German. He said it was too soon to tell whether the competition will have helped him with his German, but that he was relieved to gain second place in the competition!

 

Madeline MarshallMadeline Marshall with her certificate!

Madeline M, Riverbend High

How did you prepare for the competition?

I played Nutty Tilez!

How did you feel when you got to the end?

I felt tired. I was a bit upset because at the last minute I was overtaken, so I felt defeated, but I was also proud of how far I got.

How do you think Nutty Tilez has helped with your languages?

It helped me expand my vocabulary with general words. It also helped me solidify the words I already knew.

 

TaylorTaylor from Culpeper County High

Taylor J, Culpeper County High

How did you feel when you got to the end?

I was proud of myself for doing something like this. I worked so hard and to finish in the top ten just made me feel special.

How do you think Nutty Tilez has helped you with your languages?

It helped me by giving me a better understanding of the der, die, das concepts and allowed me to work on my spelling, which I sometimes have trouble with.

 

In German, Sonya W from Hornsby Middle School came fifth, Alexander G from James River High came sixth, Catherine B from Cosby High came seventh, Joseph A from James River High came eighth, Varnum B from Hornsby Middle School came ninth, and Megan R from Albemarle High came tenth.

 

server crash5-01That’s the end of Demon Dante!

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