The Armuchee High Academic Decathlon team was crowned champions in the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon competition held at the Floyd County Board of Education central office on Friday, January 11, 2019. Alexander Hammond of Model High was the highest scoring individual participant this year with 3,754 total points. The theme for questions in this year’s competition was 1960s.
As the first place finisher, Armuchee High will now represent Floyd County Schools in the state competition in February. Second place finisher, Coosa High will now wait to see if their point total will qualify them as a Wild Card entry. Wild Card entries are selected based on team point totals from local school system competitions across the state.
The Academic Decathlon features three divisions of competition: Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity. The academic contest features competitions in: literature, math, economics, social science, science, music, and art. Students are pictured below their respective categories right to left.