Model Middle School has won the 2017 Floyd County Academic Quiz Bowl for middle schools. This is the third victory in the last four years for the Model team.  The Academic Quiz Bowl is a county-wide academic competition and this year the event was held at Berry College on Wednesday, March 15.
Model took first in the competition with a total of 1,625 points for the day.  Armuchee Middle finish second with 1,505 points.  Pepperell Middle rounded out the top three finishers with a total of 1,400 points for third place. Sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade gifted students from all four county middle schools take part in the annual Quiz Bowl.  This is the 15th year students have competed to show their academic talent in math, literature, vocabulary, science, history and geography.
The middle school competition is also divided into grade levels with champions crowned in the sixth, seventh and eighth-grade.  Armuchee Middle School took top honors in the sixth-grade competition,  Model Middle won for seventh-grade and Pepperell Middle added the eighth-grade 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.
“Developers of the program sought to provide middle school gifted students with an activity to prepare them to participate in academic competitions at the high school level and also showcase their academic talents,” stated McCall Govignon, director of advanced academic programs for Floyd County Schools.

Model Middle School team members included:
Eighth-grade team: Ben Estes, Colby Couch, Ashton Fox, Tyler Gordon, Kristina Reyes, Abi Curry, and Kendell Pewitt

Seventh-grade team (team placed first in 7th-grade division): Evan Angle, Liam Marshall, Briggs Poyner, Luke Naddy, Jacob Brock, Rosalind Pack, and Isabel Edwards.
Sixth-grade team: Jack Robinson, Izzy Galysh, Levi Money, Emma Couch, Bailey Davis, Ansley Coogler, and Chloe deYoung
Armuchee Middle sixth-grade first place team: Matthew Campbell, Noah Campbell, David Lane, McKinzy Snyder, Skyler Thurston, Henry Foss, Joey Kight.
Pepperell Middle eighth-grade first place team: Clay Crawford, Trisha Dobson, Kemp Edge, Eva Ellenberg, Preston Goggins, Kaitlin Morgan, and Carter Nelson.