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RECORD-TYING WIN FOR CATOOSA COUNTY'S LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE AS 2018 PAGE GEORGIA ACADEMIC DECATHLON STATE CHAMPION
2018 Winning Team
2018 Winning Team

Catoosa County's Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, coached by Lisa Beck, Ian Beck and Jessica Chandler, once again captured the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD) State Championship. This year marks the high school's eighth championship, tying Clarke County's Cedar Shoals High School for the most championship team wins since 1993, when PAGE became the state sponsor. The team scored the highest points overall in Division I and II and was presented the Howard Stroud Championship Trophy.

The two-day academic competition was Feb. 23-24, 2018, at Berkmar High School in Gwinnett County. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe is a Division II, or small-school (based on school population size) participant, and will be submitted as the Georgia representative to the annual U.S. Academic Decathlon (USAD) National Competition, April 19-21, 2018, in Frisco, TX.

Nine individuals make up a team, three "A" students, three "B" students, and three "C" students. All students study and test in ten events: Art, Music, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Social Science, Science, Economics, Prepared and Extemporaneous Speaking, Personal Interview, and Essay. The curricular theme for the 2017-2018 year is Africa. Next year's theme has been announced and will be "The Sixties."

For the full Press Release, visit http://www.pageinc.org/news/389141/Record-Tying-Win-for-Lakeview-Fort-Oglethorpe.htm

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