Middle School Quiz Bowl
Armuchee Middle School takes Quiz Bowl title
Posted on 02/16/2010
Armuchee Middle School is the 2010 Academic Quiz Bowl middle school champions for Floyd County Schools. Armuchee Middle won two of the three middle school grade level competitions to take the middle school title. The Academic Quiz Bowl is a county-wide academic competition that was held this week at Shorter College. 

Sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade gifted students across the county participated in the Middle School Quiz Bowl. This is the eighth year students have competed at the middle school level. Middle school students compete in the academic areas of math, literature, vocabulary, science, history, and geography. The Quiz Bowl began nine years ago with students at the elementary level. 

Armuchee Middle was the overall winner in the Floyd County Schools Kaleidoscope Academic Quiz Bowl competition with 1,270 total points. Pepperell Middle finished a close second with 1,240 points, Model Middle placed third with 1,030 points and Coosa Middle was fourth with 1,025. The middle school competition also divides the competitors into grade levels. Armuchee Middle finished in first place in the seventh and eight grade divisions. Pepperell Middle School took the sixth grade division title. 

The Quiz Bowl competitions were started to 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, sees this type of academic program as setting the stage for high school academic competitions. Govignon said, “We design these programs to help our students be better prepared for participating in Academic Decathlon competitions at the high school level.”