A Cherokee County School District team took home the top prize in a statewide history competition.
The Freedom Middle School eighth-grade history bowl team recently earned first place at the annual Jimmy Carter Academic History Bowl Competition in Plains, the school district announced. The team won all rounds in the competition against teams from across Georgia.
Team members Callie Beard, Felicia Ciulla, Parker Duncan, Andy Garcia, Lauren Hardy, Logan Johnson, Joel Koffie, Haylie Marsh, Andrew Miller, Grant Olds and Alex Puckett, are coached by eighth-grade social studies teachers Allison Cook, Elizabeth Brooke Knight and Anna Trull.
Teams are tested in their knowledge of U.S. presidential history, U.S. history, world history, geography and economics. As part of the event, the Freedom Middle team also toured President Jimmy Carter’s boyhood home and Andersonville Civil War Prison.
“Congratulations to these students, their teachers and Freedom Middle School on this outstanding achievement!” Superintendent Brian Hightower said in a statement. “We’re so proud of your dedication to better understanding our country’s government, our history and our world as demonstrated by this statewide honor. Best wishes as you continue your learning and in future academic competitions.”
The Cherokee County school board and superintendent will recognize the team at an upcoming school board meeting.
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