Caption: Members of The Paideia School’s academic bowl team accept their first-place trophy. Team members include: (l-r) Reese Harward, Sophie Lyman, Coach Wilson York, Amit Kamma, Sean Zheng, Miles Kirsh and Rohan Leveille (not pictured, Coach Kelly Clampett).
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The Paideia School won top honors at this year’s PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Championship competition. The team won the title at the PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators) event on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Georgia College & State University (GC&SU) Arts and Sciences Auditorium in Milledgeville, GA. The Paideia School is an independent school located in DeKalb County.
All eight teams competing in the final rounds earned medals and awards. Other award-winning teams include: Second Place: Forsyth County Schools’ South Forsyth Middle School, coached by Ashley Calloway and Liz Rushton; Third Place: Fulton County Schools’ River Trail Middle School, coached by Sarah Roberson and Scott Fowler; Fourth Place: Gwinnett County Public Schools’ North Gwinnett Middle School, coached by Scott Johnson; Fifth Place: DeKalb County School District’s Chamblee Middle School, coached by John Donegan and Cathy Hirsch; Sixth Place: The Columbia County School District’s Stallings Island Middle School, coached by Deborah Hundt; Seventh Place: Cobb County School District’s Lost Mountain Middle School, coached by Jennifer Dawson and Lauren Newell; and Eighth Place: Muscogee County School District’s Blackmon Road Middle School, coached by Alicia Allen and Stacy Jenkins.
The Professional Association of Georgia Educators honors outstanding students and educators and encourages academic excellence through competitive academic initiatives such as PAGE STAR, the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades and the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon.