The announcement came at the PAGE GAD (Georgia Academic Decathlon) awards banquet, the culminating event of the two-day academic competition held Feb. 24-25 at Berkmar High School in Gwinnett County, Ga.
LFO’s team scored the highest points overall in Division I and II, earning the Howard Stroud Championship trophy. The team will now represent Georgia at the U.S. Academic Decathlon National Competition in Albuquerque, N.M., April 25-28.
More than 170 high school students from 20 high schools, representing 13 school districts, competed in the academic event. During the competition, students tested in seven content areas: economics, art, language and literature, mathematics, science, music and “Written Super Quiz.” In addition, students earned points individually in three communication events: public speaking, personal interview and written essay.
Students also participated in the Super Quiz Oral Relay. During the relay, team members competed in a quiz bowl format, keying in answers to questions regarding this year’s topic, “The Age of Imperialism: The Making of a European Global Order.” The LFO Decathlon team earned first runner-up honors in this competition.
Apple, the Georgia Department of Education, Oglethorpe Power, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and the PAGE Foundation sponsor the Decathlon. Kennesaw State University serves as a partner with the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon by hosting and providing speakers for the GAD Fall Workshop and providing and coordinating the more than 200 volunteers needed during the state championship competition. The Gwinnett County school system serves as host.
The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), the parent organization of the Foundation, is a statewide professional association of more than 82,000 teachers, administrators and school support personnel members.