Shaw wins Academic Decathlon Competition for third straight year

For the third consecutive year, Shaw High School's Academic Decathlon team won first place in the Muscogee County School District Academic Decathlon Competition. Academic Decathlon is a competition among high school students. The team must consist of "A" (Honors); "B" (Scholastic); and "C" (Varsity) level students. Competition events include seven tests of academic strength in areas of economics, mathematics, language and literature, science, music, art and social science; the three communication competitions include a prepared and impromptu speech, an interview and a written essay. The competition concludes with a Super Quiz Oral Relay. The students won 38 individual medals and five individual trophies. The champions will go on to compete in the State Competition in February.

Team members are, from left, Kameron Leatherwood, Stephen Nagy, Pearl Brown, Alexandria Williams, Kyle Graham, Amy Lee (Captain), Gabriel Tucker, Cameron Brundidge, Cheridan Carter, Camille Pascua, Alice Mendez (Assistant Coach), Bryonna Bruga, Darius Lamb and Natasha Torres (Coach).