The semifinals of the 5th annual Elementary National Academic Championship featured a first: the first time ever, at any level in our 39-year history, that two different schools with the same coach have met in the semifinals. Dr. Sangeeta Kadambi coached the two Lexington, KY schools, Beaumont Middle School and SCAPA (School for the Creative and Performing Arts). SCAPA edged Beaumont by a score of 260-250.
The Finals represented a rematch between SCAPA and Quest Academy (Palatine, IL). SCAPA won the meeting during the preliminary round 240-205. No team entered the Elementary playoffs with a 6-0 record. Quest won the rematch in the finals, 320-260.