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Georgia Academic Decathlon

Elite Scholars Academy Finishes Sixth in Its Division, Georgia Academic Decathletes Earn Medals at USAD National Competition

Once teams compete at PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon, it's not the end of competition for many of the students. They're off to United States Academic Decathlon® (USAD) Nationals!

Georgia’s champ, Clayton County's Elite Scholars Academy, led the state delegation at nationals, finishing sixth in their division and bringing eight National medals home. In total, Georgia earned 13 medals at the 2023 national competition.

The USAD national competition is divided into divisions by school size and by in-person and online formats. Elite Scholars Academy and Columbus High School (Muscogee County) represented Georgia at the in-person event in Frisco, Texas. Georgia's online entrants were:

  • Carroll County's Villa Rica High School (large school)

  • Catoosa County's Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School (medium school)

  • Floyd County's Armuchee High School (small school)

The individual medalists from Georgia were:


Gabby Bankston

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School

BRONZE - Mathematics

Angelica Jones

Elite Scholars Academy


GOLD – Music

Kayla Sheriffe

Elite Scholars Academy

SILVER – Music

SILVER – Interview

Grayson White

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School

BRONZE - Mathematics

Kaili Wheeler

Armuchee High School

SILVER - Essay


Tate Burnham

Armuchee High School (Floyd County)

BRONZE - Literature

Adrainne Moore

Columbus High School

SILVER – Interview


Reyli Olivo

Elite Scholars Academy

BRONZE – Essay

Delaney Reese

Elite Scholars Academy

BRONZE – Interview

BRONZE – Music

GOLD – Art

Charlotte Young

Columbus High School (Muscogee County)

SILVER – Speech


Click here for complete 2023 USAD National Results.

Click here for results from the 2023 GAD state competition.

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