Middle schools advance to academic bowl championship

by Celia Shortt

Coweta County middle schools, Lee and Madras, are headed to the Professional Association of Georgia Educators’ Academic Bowl state championship, after emerging as winners at their regional competition.

They join 22 other regional competition winners at the state competition in Milledgeville on Saturday, Jan 25.

This year marks the 30th season of the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades, the first academic program supported by the PAGE Foundation. The competition will begin with the 24 regional teams competing in a round-robin competition, with eight teams emerging as winners. Those teams will compete against each other in the afternoon single-elimination competition session, with the undefeated team being named State Champion.

The PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades is sponsored by PAGE and the PAGE Foundation. The Academic Bowl features teams of middle school students answering questions on subjects ranging from Georgia history to mathematics, science, literature in the performing arts. The questions are developed using the Georgia Performance Standards and classroom textbooks as a guide.

The PAGE Foundation also sponsors other academic programs including PAGE STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) and the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD). Through its sponsorship of Future Educators Association of Georgia (FEA Georgia), Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators (SPAGE) and PAGE Foundation Scholarships, the PAGE Foundation works to recruit capable people to the teaching profession and provide career-long professional learning opportunities for educators.

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