Perfect pick: North Carolina seventh-grader nails Last Four

CHARLOTTE, N. C. – While college basketball fans ripped their NCAA Tournament brackets days ago, North Carolina, a high school student can consider her framed.

The Charlotte Observer reports ( Sasha Anderson, a seventh-grader at Mountain Island Lake Academy in the northwest of Charlotte, correctly picked North Carolina, South Carolina, Gonzaga and Oregon this weekend the Final Four.

Key to her success was taking on South Carolina to beat Duke in the second round, a pick Sasha said she made it because her mother went to the school.

As for the championship Monday, Sasha picked North Carolina to beat Gonzaga.

Sasha’s bracket was part of a competition, designed by her math teacher, Denzelle Lawson. He uses the tournament as a chance to encourage his students to learn about the colleges in the entire country.

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