Floyd County middle schoolers in the gifted education program got the opportunity to display their knowledge across a variety of subjects in the annual academic quiz bowl at Berry College Wednesday.
The competition, which started 16 years ago, had teams from each of the Floyd County middle schools represented. They moved from room to room in the Krannert Center on Berry’s campus during the course of the nine-round competition. In each room, two tables with five chairs each were set up as students faced each other. Each student had a handheld buzzer to signal they were ready to answer a question.
Topics included science, math, language arts, social studies, civics and sports. For some questions, students were quick to hit the buzzer and respond with a correct answer. For others, there would be no response from students after the question was read; unless, after a significant pause, a student would buzz in before time ran out to take a guess.
The middle school overall winner was Model, and Coosa and Armuchee tied for second place. Armuchee Middle was the sixth-grade winner, followed by Pepperell and Model; Coosa Middle was the seventh-grade winner, followed by Model and Armuchee; and Model Middle was the eighth-grade winner, followed by Coosa and Pepperell.
Also, on Tuesday, the fifth-grade quiz bowl was held, with Armuchee Elementary landing in first place, followed by Johnson Elementary and Model Elementary.