Academic Bowl Region and State Winners

State Winners 2023

On January 21, 2023, the top twenty-six Regional Academic Bowl teams competed at Georgia College to determine the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Champion.  Here are the eight finalists.

State Champion

South Forsyth Middle School – Forsyth County

Second Place

River Trail Middle School – Fulton County

Third Place

North Gwinnett Middle School – Gwinnett County

Fourth Place

Riverwatch Middle School – Forsyth County

Fifth Place

David T. Howard Middle School – Atlanta Public Schools

Sixth Place

Richards Middle School – Muscogee County

Seventh Place

Jefferson Middle School – Jefferson City

Eighth Place

The Westminster Schools – Fulton County independent school

The final rankings for the 9th through 26th place State Championship teams will be posted below soon.


Region Winners 2022-2023

This year’s competition included seven regions. Twenty-six teams (top two teams per division) have been invited to participate in the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Championship on January 21, 2023. (Winners are listed by region in alphabetical order.)

Region 1 Winners

Host: Scott Fowler, River Trail Middle School

Durham Middle School, Cobb County Schools
Coaches: Rebecca Forester, Whitney Morris, Maria Levreault

Hopewell Middle School, Fulton County Schools
Coach: Erin Bolling

Lost Mountain Middle School, Cobb County Schools
Coach: Jennifer Dawson

Mill Creek Middle School, Cherokee County Schools
Coaches: Lee Smith, Brian Hohla

River Trail Middle School, Fulton County Schools
Coach: Scott Fowler

The Westminster Schools, Independent, Fulton County
Coaches: Jon Hathorn, Robert Cochran

Region 2 Winners

Host: Scott Johnson, North Gwinnett Middle School

David T. Howard Middle School, Atlanta Public Schools
Coaches: Jessica Hughes, Abbi Hurt, Colin Heydt

North Gwinnett Middle School, Gwinnett County Schools
Coaches: Scott Johnson, Scott Kim

Riverwatch Middle School, Forsyth County Schools
Coach: Ann Hicks

South Forsyth Middle School, Forsyth County Schools
Coaches: Ashley Calloway, Stephanie Chanoski

The Paideia School, Independent, DeKalb County
Coaches: Wilson York, Rand Wise

Twin Rivers Middle School, Gwinnett County Schools
Coaches: Brittany Law, Ahra Bae

Region 3 Winners

Host: Robin Richards, Commerce High School

Jefferson Middle School, Jefferson City Schools
Coach: Lindy Pals

Malcom Bridge Middle School, Oconee County Schools
Coach: Eric Shirmer

Region 4 Winners

Host: Heather Davison, Lamar County Middle School

Bremen Middle School, Bremen City Schools
Coach: Sandra Hopkins

Mossy Creek Middle School, Houston County Schools
Coaches: Carol Kohn, Michelle Starley

Perry Middle School, Houston County Schools
Coaches: Faith Terry, Sherry Akin

Stratford Academy, Independent, Bibb County
Coaches: Adair Brown, Nancy Gordillo

Region 5 Winners

Host: Sam Peavy, Georgia Southwestern State University

Aaron Cohn Middle School, Muscogee County Schools
Coaches: Rebecca Perez, Heather White

Blackmon Road Middle School, Muscogee County Schools
Coaches: Alicia Allen, Stacy Jenkins

Richards Middle School, Muscogee County Schools
Coach: Andrea Bingham

West Laurens Middle School, Laurens County Schools
Coaches: Amy Garnto, Lori Kemp

Region 6 Winners

Host: Misty Eastlake, Bradwell Institute

Savannah Country Day School, Independent, Chatham County
Coaches: Sarah Kovensky, Laura Lynne Powers

Southeast Bulloch Middle School, Bulloch County Schools
Coach: Brandon Poole

Region 7 Winners

Host: Deborah Hundt, Stallings Island Middle School

Evans Middle School, Columbia County Schools
Coach: Ashley Bowles

Stallings Island Middle School, Columbia County Schools
Coach: Deborah Hundt