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Pepperell’s Academic Decathlon team wins third straight title

Pepperell High Academic Decathlon team

Pepperell High School students Corey Stone (first row, from left), Tristen Tolbert, Stacy Aragon, Autumn Edwards, Abbey Hensley, Kyle Miles (second row, from left), Danielle Griesemer, Max Rampley, Donovan Rochester, Brice Green and Tori Thomas took home the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon title Friday. (Photo contributed by Tim Hensley)

The Pepperell High Academic Decathlon team continued their run of success in the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon by taking their third consecutive championship in the system’s premier academic competition.

The decathlon was held Friday at the system’s central office.

Pepperell held off a late challenge from Coosa High to take the win and finish the day with 15,544 total points. Coosa High finished a close second with a total of 14,810, Armuchee High came in third and Model High’s team placed fourth.

Keiley Rowland, a senior at Coosa High, was the highest scoring individual participant this year with 3,223 total points.

The Pepperell High team will automatically advance and represent Floyd County Schools in the state competition in February. Coosa High will be submitted for state competition to compete as a wild-card entry.

The Academic Decathlon features three divisions of competition: Honors, Scholastic and Varsity. The academic contest includes questions in literature, math, economics, social science, science, music and art.

Team winners:

First place: Pepperell High School

Second place: Coosa High School

Third place: Armuchee High School

Fourth place: Model High School

Individual division placements:

Top Individual Scorer:

Keiley Rowland, Coosa High

First place overall (individual)

Honors: Keiley Rowland, Coosa High

Scholastic: Max Rampley, Pepperell High

Varsity: Kris Bobo, Coosa High

Overall individual high scorers:

Literature

Honors: Ellie Gross, Model High

Scholastic: Avery Powers, Model High

Varsity: Kris Bobo, Coosa High

Math

Honors: Keiley Rowland, Coosa High

Scholastic: (Tie) Angel Alvarenga, Coosa High; and Emily Fickett, Coosa High

Varsity: Brice Green, Pepperell High

Economics

Honors: Keiley Rowland, Coosa High

Scholastic: Dequan Johnson, Coosa High

Varsity: Corey Stone, Pepperell High

Social Science

Honors: Julissa Vasquez, Coosa High

Scholastic: Dequan Johnson, Coosa High

Varsity: Madison Hall, Coosa High

Music

Honors: Keiley Rowland, Coosa High

Scholastic: Max Rampley, Pepperell High

Varsity: Corey Stone, Pepperell High

Art

Honors: Danielle Griesemer, Pepperell High

Scholastic: Max Rampley, Pepperell High

Varsity: Kris Bobo, Coosa High

Science

Honors: Ellie Gross, Model High

Scholastic: Tristen Tolbert, Pepperell High

Varsity: Kris Bobo, Coosa High.