Academic Bowl Region and State Winners

Region Winners 2020-2021

This year’s competition was held virtually in seven regions. Twenty-four teams (the top three teams per region plus an additional three teams with the highest win percentages) are invited to participate in the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades Virtual State Championship Competition on January 23, 2021. (Winners are listed by region in alphabetical order.)

Region 1 Winners

Creekland Middle School, Cherokee County Schools
Coaches: Aaron Newton, Rob Moore

Dalton Middle School, Dalton City Schools
Coach: Mary Tuck

Dean Rusk Middle School, Cherokee County Schools
Coach: Courtney Jasman

Teasley Middle School, Cherokee County Schools
Coaches: John Carter, Abby Rayburn

Region 2 Winners

The Heritage School, Coweta Independent School
Coaches: Martha Mitchell, Nathan Watts

LaGrange Academy, Troup Independent School
Coach: Beth Tures

Lost Mountain Middle School, Cobb County Schools
Coaches: Jennifer Dawson, Lauren Newell

Region 3 Winners

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

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

Lakeside Middle School, Forsyth County Schools
Coaches: Cheryl West, Joy Hall

River Trail Middle School, Fulton County Schools
Coaches: Scott Fowler, Anatolie Kovacevich

The Westminster Schools, Fulton Independent School
Coach: Jon Hathorn

Region 4 Winners

Chestatee Academy, Hall County Schools
Coach: Betsy Brooksher

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

Oglethorpe County Middle School, Oglethorpe County Schools
Coaches – Penny Miller, Ahna Chastain

Region 5 Winners

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

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

Richards Middle School, Muscogee County Schools
Coach: Andrea Bingham

Region 6 Winners

Bonaire Middle School, Houston County Schools
Coaches: Dianne James, Mary Ellen Stuart

Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet, Dougherty County Schools
Coaches: Mandy Dozier, Holly Strickland

Waycross Middle School, Ware County Schools
Coaches: Ashley King

Region 7 Winners

Lakeside Middle School, Columbia County Schools
Coach: Matt Kempton

Screven County Middle School, Screven County Schools
Coach: Ruth Sommers

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

State Winners 2020 (LAST YEAR)

On January 25, 2020, 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

North Gwinnett Middle School – Gwinnett County

Second Place

Lakeside Middle School – Forsyth County

Third Place

Chamblee Middle School – DeKalb County

Fourth Place

The Paideia School – DeKalb County

Fifth Place

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River Trail Middle School – Fulton County

Sixth Place

Bremen Middle School – Bremen City

Seventh Place

Aaron Cohn Middle School – Muscogee County

Eighth Place

Dodgen Middle School – Cobb County

The final rankings for the remainder of the State Championship teams are below. Rankings are based on W/L record and total points scored during the morning round-robin matches.

9th Richards Middle School 10th Freedom Middle School
11th Five Forks Middle School 12th Stallings Island Middle School
13th Heritage Middle School 14th Jefferson Middle School
15th Sammy McClure Middle School 16th Savannah Country Day Schoo
17th Thomas County Middle School 18th Feagin Mill Middle School
19th – tie Perry Middle School & St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School
21st Tiftarea Academy 22nd St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
23rd Stephens County Middle School 24th Dalton Middle School