Academic Bowl Region and State Winners

Region Winners 2019-2020

The following schools are winners and runners-up from the regional competitions held on December 7, 2019. (Photos coming soon.)

These 24 winners have been invited to participate in the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Championship Competition at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville on January 25, 2020.

Region 1

Host: Teasley Middle School, Canton GA
Regional Coordinator: Charlene Higgins

Winner – Dalton Middle School, Dalton City Schools
Coach: Mary Tuck

Winner – Heritage Middle School, Catoosa County Schools
Coaches: Charlene Higgins, Dylan Crowder

Runner-up – Unity Christian School, Floyd Independent School
Coach: LeeAnn Alford

Region 2

Host: Teasley Middle School, Canton, GA
Regional Coordinator: John Carter

Winner – Dodgen Middle School, Cobb County Schools
Coach: Betty Kay Tabor

Winner – Freedom Middle School, Cherokee County Schools
Coaches: Jennifer Brewer, Jennifer Womack

Runner-up – Creekland Middle School, Cherokee County Schools
Coaches: Mark Nazemzadeh, Eli Rollman

Runner-up – Teasley Middle School, Cherokee County Schools
Coach: Deanna Phillips

Region 3 

Host: Bremen Middle School, Bremen, GA
Regional Coordinator: Denice Steed

Winner – Bremen Middle School, Bremen City Schools
Coach: Denice Steed

Winner – Sammy McClure Middle School, Paulding County Schools
Coach: Coty Tolar

Runner-up – Evans Middle School, Coweta County Schools
Coach: Andrew Nase

Runner-up – Scoggins Middle School, Paulding County Schools
Coaches: Felecia Eckman, Leronda Bryant

Region 4 

Host: Northview High School, Johns Creek GA
Regional Coordinator: Scott Fowler

Winner – Lakeside Middle School, Forsyth County Schools
Coach: Cheryl West

Winner – River Trail Middle School, Fulton County Schools
Coach: Sarah Roberson

Runner-up – Taylor Road Middle School, Fulton County Schools
Coaches – Courtney Holloway, Jan Palermo

Runner-up – The Westminster Schools, Fulton Independent School
Coaches: Jon Hathorn, Robert Cochran

Region 5 

Host: Chamblee Middle School, Chamblee, GA
Regional Coordinator: John Donegan

Winner – Chamblee Middle School, DeKalb County Schools
Coaches: John Donegan, Cathy Hirsch

Winner – The Paideia School, DeKalb Independent School
Coach: Wilson York

Runner-up – Henderson Middle School, DeKalb County Schools
Coach: Paul Bell

Runner-up – Inman Middle School, Atlanta Public Schools
Coaches: Jessica Hughes, Abbi Hurt

Region 6 

Host: North Gwinnett Middle School, Sugar Hill, GA
Regional Coordinator: Scott Johnson

Winner – Five Forks Middle School, Gwinnett County Schools
Coaches: Carla Kuny, Phillip Watson

Winner – North Gwinnett Middle School, Gwinnett County Schools
Coach: Scott Johnson, Scott Kim, Kelly Lorenz

Runner-up – Creekland Middle School, Gwinnett County Schools
Coaches: Ellen Yanochik, Tara Boyle

Runner-up – North Hall Middle School, Hall County Schools
Coaches: Lori McBride, Nathan Watson

Region 7 

Host: Oglethorpe County Middle School, Crawford, GA
Regional Coordinator: Penny Miller

Winner – Jefferson Middle School, Jefferson City Schools
Coach: Lindy Pals

Winner – Stephens County Middle School, Stephens County Schools
Coaches: Wynette Neal

Runner-up – Franklin County Middle School, Franklin County Schools
Coaches: Amy Thomas, Amy Cheek

Runner-up – Malcom Bridge Middle School, Oconee County Schools
Coach: Eric Schirmer, Shannon Dupree

Region 8

Host: Feagin Mill Middle School, Warner Robins, GA
Regional Coordinator: Kristy Yarbrough

Winner – Feagin Mill Middle School, Houston County Schools
Coach: Paula Peavy

Winner – Perry Middle School, Houston County Schools
Coach: Tara Craig

Runner-up – Bonaire Middle School, Houston County Schools
Coaches: Dianne James, Chris Arnold

Runner-up – Mossy Creek Middle School, Houston County Schools
Coach: Carol Kohn

Region 9 

Host: Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA
Regional Coordinator: Dr. Samuel Peavy

Winner – Aaron Cohn Middle School, Muscogee County Schools
Coach: Rebecca Perez

Winner – Richards Middle School, Muscogee County Schools
Coaches: Andrea Bingham, Troy McGarr

Runner-up – Blackmon Road Middle School, Muscogee County Schools
Coaches: Alicia Allen, Stacy Jenkins

Runner-up – Veteran’s Memorial Middle School, Muscogee County Schools
Coach:  Heather Perkins

Region 10 

Host: Thomas County Middle School, Thomasville, GA
Regional Coordinator: Heather Ward

Winner – Thomas County Middle School, Thomas County Schools
Coaches: Gail Trotter, Heather Ward

Winner – Tiftarea Academy, Tift Independent School
Coaches:  Summer Holt, Harriet Richardson

Runner-up – Brookwood School, Thomas Independent School
Coach: Amanda Hanke

Runner-up – Cook Middle School, Cook County Schools
Coach: Heather McIntyre

Region 11 

Host: Stallings Island Middle School, Martinez GA
Regional Coordinator: Deborah Hundt

Winner – St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School, Richmond Independent School
Coaches: Amelia Hagler, Barbara Lewis

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

Runner-up – Evans Middle School, Columbia County Schools
Coach: Ashley Bowles

Runner-up – Riverside Middle School, Columbia County Schools
Coach: Melissa Jenkinson, Ada Moore

Region 12 

Host: Bradwell Institute, Hinesville, GA
Regional Coordinator: Misty Eastman

Winner – Savannah Country Day School, Chatham Independent School
Coach: Sarah Kovensky, Laura Lynne Powers

Winner – St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, Glynn Independent School
Coach: Toni Tennant

Runner-up – Appling Middle School, Appling County Schools
Coach: Kayla Thomas

Runner-up – Richmond Hill Middle School, Bryan County Schools
Coaches: Karen Sahr, Amber McWhorter

 


State Winners 2019 (last year)

On January 26, 2019, the top twenty-four Regional Academic Bowl teams met at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville 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

Chamblee Middle School – DeKalb County

Third Place

North Gwinnett Middle School – Gwinnett County

Fourth Place

Five Forks Middle School – Gwinnett County

Fifth Place

Aaron Cohn Middle School – Muscogee County

Sixth Place

Mossy Creek Middle School – Houston County

Seventh Place

Oglethorpe County Middle School – Oglethorpe County

Eighth Place

Inman Middle School – Atlanta Public Schools

The final rankings for the remainder of the State Championship teams are below. Rankings are based on total points scored during the morning Round-robin matches.

9th Creekland Middle School 17th Thomas County Middle School
10th Lakeside Middle School 18th St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
11th Dodgen Middle School 19th Heritage Middle School
12th Stallings Island Middle School 20th Riverside Middle School
13th Bremen Middle School 21st Stephens County Middle School
14th Mount de Sales Academy 22nd Moses Middle School
15th Richards Middle School 23rd Ashworth Middle School
16th St. James Catholic School 24th Valwood Middle School