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GEORGIA TEAMS TRIUMPH AT SOUTHEASTERN ACADEMIC CHALLENGE

On Feb. 27 in Montgomery, AL, it was all Georgia in the Deep South Academic Challenge. On Mar. 6 in Carrollton, GA, it was all Georgia in the First Annual Southeastern Academic Challenge.

The Georgia middle schools were the best we've seen anywhere so far this school year. Chamblee B and Dunwoody Peachtree played it close for the first three quarters of the title match, but Peachtree pulled ahead in the "Stump the Experts" round, winning it by a score of 300-190. Oak Mountain and Chamblee A also made the semifinals.



The Peachtree Middle School champs
(l to r) Grace Lynch, George Heidbreder, Tommy DeSoutter (behind trophy), Michael Lynch (under trophy), Coach Nick DeSoutter, Thomas Dellaert, Brighton Kamen, Tournament Director Jason Russell

In the JV division, a rookie Sprayberry High School team edged Mount Paran in the finals, 185-155.



Sprayberry, the JV champs, some of whose players had never even heard of "quiz bowl" three days before the tournament

In the Varsity division, a very strong Douglas County team was overcome by Loganville Grayson in the semi's, 180-185, while St. Pius A defeated St. Pius B, 225-130. In another close final match, St. Pius X edged Grayson 195-175 to win the title.



The St. Pius X "A" Team, Varsity champs
(l to r) Coach Marsha Free, Matt Morris, Coleman Allums, Nadine Najjar, David Ward, with Jason Russell






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