2011 Elementary Academic Quiz Bowl 
Armuchee Elementary wins the 2011 Elementary Academic Quiz Bowl 
Posted on 02/14/2011

Armuchee Elementary has taken top honors in the 2011 Academic Quiz Bowl in the elementary division for Floyd County Schools. The Academic Quiz Bowl is a county-wide academic competition that was held on Monday, February 14 at Shorter University. 

The elementary competition was started ten years ago to bring all Floyd County gifted students together to compete in academics. Fifth-grade gifted students in Floyd County Schools participate in the elementary division. The students compete in academic areas of math, science, vocabulary, spelling, trivia, literature, and geography. 

Armuchee Elementary placed first in the competition with 540 total points, Model Elementary finished second with 505 points, and Cave Spring Elementary finished third with 460 points. Nine teams participated in the competition. Alto Park Elementary, Cave Spring Elementary, Garden Lakes Elementary, Johnson Elementary, and Model Elementary each had one team participate in the event. Armuchee Elementary and Pepperell Elementary each had two teams in the competition. 

The Quiz Bowl competitions promote student academic growth in problem solving, critical thinking, communication skills, and advanced research skills. The activities also promote leadership and provide motivation for students to excel in academics. The Quiz Bowls are local school system events with no region or state competitions. McCall Govignon, coordinator of advanced academic programs for Floyd County Schools, considers this type of academic program important for elementary and middle school children. Govignon said, “I believe that academic activities, like the Quiz Bowl, better prepare students for participating in Academic Decathlon competitions at the high school level.”

The middle school competition will be held on Tuesday, February 15 at Shorter University from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.