State Academic Decathlon Competition
Coosa High is a wild card in state Academic Decathlon Competition
Posted on 01/20/2012

The Coosa High School Academic Decathlon team has been added to the state Academic Decathlon Competition as a wild card team. Coosa High placed second to Armuchee High School in this year’s Floyd County Academic Decathlon. The Armuchee team automatically qualified for state but the Coosa team had to wait for competitions across the state to be completed to see if their second place finish was strong enough to reach the state level. This will be Coosa's 20th qualification for state in the last 25 years of competition. The Coosa team won eight system titles in a row from 2003 to 2010. 

Coosa qualified as a wild card based on the team’s overall score in the system competition. Coosa scored 16,395 in the local academic contest finishing just behind the Armuchee team’s total of 17,980. Six teams across the state qualified as wild card teams this year. The state competition will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 24-25, 2012, at Gwinnett County's Berkmar High School. 

The Academic Decathlon features three divisions of competition: Honors, Scholastic and Varsity. The academic contest features competitions in: language and literature, math, economics, science, music, and art. The competition also features a Super Quiz with written and oral contests. Layton Hayes, Sean Henderson and Stephen Jones paced the Coosa Eagle team in the local contest. Hayes took second place in the Honors Division while Henderson finished third. Henderson also took first place honors in math and economics. Jones tied for second in language and literature.

Coosa team members included: Chance Henderson, Brad Freedmen, William Moraga, Alicia Osborn, Catherine White, Barkley Wimpee, Sean Henderson, Stephen Jones, Jason Hodge, Bryant Stewart, Layton Jones, and Keilan Calderon. Coaches are: Bill Daughtry and Randy Vice.

2012 CHS Academic Team
Photo (L-R):
Front Row: CHance Henderson, Brad Freedmen, William Moraga, Alicia Osborn, Catherine White, Barkley Wimpee, Bill Daughtry
Back Row: Randy Vice, Sean Henderson, Stephen Jones, Jason Hodge, Bryant Stewart, Layton Jones, Keilan Calderon