Academic Decathlon winning streak
oosa High continues Academic Decathlon winning streak
Posted on 01/13/2009
Coosa High continued the school’s impressive streak of success at the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon competition at the annual competition held at the Board of Education central office on Monday, January 12, 2009. Coosa High held off a strong challenge from Pepperell High to win the school’s seventh consecutive Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon. The Coosa High team continued the winning tradition in the local academic competition that started with the team representing CHS in 2003. Coosa High will now represent Floyd County Schools in the state competition in February. The Coosa High team was led by coaches Bill Daughtry and Dr. Chris Babb. The Coosa team finished first with 21,195 points, Pepperell High placed second, Model High was third, and Armuchee High finished fourth. 

Luke Weeks, Coosa High, was once again the top individual performer in the Academic Decathlon. This was Weeks’ third consecutive year to take top honors or share the title. Weeks was also the top individual scorer in four individual categories and tied for first in a fifth event in this year’s competition.

Individual division placements were:
Honors Division  
  First Luke Weeks Coosa High
  Second Beth Angel Coosa High
  Third Zach Smallwood Pepperell High
Scholar Division  
  First Adam Vaughn Pepperell High
  Second Devon Watson Coosa High
  Third Ashley Jones Coosa High
Varsity Division  
  First Connor Holmes Pepperell High
  Second Jennifer Bailey Coosa High
  Third Robbie Mixon Coosa High

Overall individual category high scorers in the competition were: 

Language    
  Honors Beth Angel Coosa High
  Scholar Zach Johnston Pepperell High
  Varsity Luke Robert Model High
Math    
  Honors Zach Smallwood Pepperell High
  Scholar Devon Watson Coosa High
  Varsity Luke Robert Model High
Economics    
  Honors Luke Weeks Coosa High
  Scholar Patrick Blankenship Coosa High
  Varsity Robbie Mixon Coosa High
Social Science  
  Honors Beth Angel Coosa High
  Scholar Devon Watson Coosa High
  Varsity Connor Holmes Pepperell High
Music    
  Honors Luke Weeks Coosa High
  Scholar Adam Vaughn Pepperell High
  Varsity Connor Holmes Pepperell High
Art    
  Honors Luke Weeks Coosa High
  Scholar Patrick Blankenship Coosa High
  Varsity Tyler Maner Pepperell High
Super Quiz Written  
  Honors Luke Weeks Coosa High
  Scholar Adam Vaughn Pepperell High
  Varsity Connor Holmes Pepperell High
Super Quiz Oral  
  Honors (tie) Luke Weeks Coosa High
  Honors (tie) Tyler Autry Model High
  Scholar Zach Mathis Armuchee High
  Varsity Jennifer Bailey Coosa High

The first place team members from Coosa High included: Luke Weeks, Beth Angel, Brian Wasdin, Ashley Jones, Ariel Watson, Patrick Blankenship, Jennifer Bailey, Robert Mixon, and Sam Porterfield. Alternates for the Coosa team included: Amber Meers, Jhamil Adams, Toby Armellino, Jamarcus Roberts, Alex Turner, Vina Nguyen, Bea Nguyen, and Jared Van Curen.