Creekland MS won first place in the Cherokee County School District Middle School Academic Bowl. Team members are, from left to right, front row: Emmaline McKinney, team captain William Brooks, Harrison Zieg, Allen Smith; second row: assistant coach Lauren Smith, Logan Knott, Brauner Denkinger, Adam Goins; back row: Principal Dr. Richard Carnes, Evie Hardin, Matthew Boyd, Ford Smith, head coach Eric Norris. Not pictured: assistant coach teacher Rob Moore.
Creekland Middle School for the second consecutive year earned the top trophy at the Cherokee County School District Middle School Academic Bowl!
Mill Creek Middle School’s team placed as runner-up at the event, which was organized by CCSD’s Office of Curriculum & Instruction and sponsored by the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. Teasley Middle School placed third.
The event, which qualifies winners for regional competition, provides all of CCSD’s middle school academic bowl teams an opportunity for head-to-head competition to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports and popular culture. The matches feature a blend of individual competition and team collaboration while reinforcing classroom lessons and encouraging players to go beyond their assignments to master other knowledge areas as well.
“Congratulations to our outstanding academic bowl teams - we’re proud of your dedication to learning,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Thank you to all of the educators and parents who serve as coaches and volunteers and to CCEF for supporting this valuable extra-curricular opportunity.”
Creekland MS Academic Bowl Team members are team captain William Brooks and Matthew Boyd, Brauner Denkinger, Adam Goins, Evie Hardin, Logan Knott, Emmaline McKinney, Allen Smith, Ford Smith, Harrison Zieg. Teacher Eric Norris serves as head coach and teacher Rob Moore and parent Lauren Smith are assistant coaches. They will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at an upcoming School Board meeting following regional academic bowl competition.
Mill Creek MS Academic Bowl Team members are: Neil Duggal, Ian Haas, Aiden Labrecque, Amele Nyasia, Nicholas Rury, Ayaz Syed, Jackson Wallace, Alex Ward, Bevin Ward. They are coached by teachers Brian Hohla and Lee Smith.
Teasley MS Academic Bowl Team members are: Quintin Armbruster, Ava Baggerly, Ami Barry, Grace Brake, Seth Hall, Cole Mizelle, John Palmieri, Zavier Reinhart, Jack Rivette, Sophie Zurita. They are coached by teacher Tanya O’Connor and assistant principal Dr. John Carter.
Mill Creek MS placed second in the Cherokee County School District Middle School Academic Bowl. Team members are: Neil Duggal, Nicholas Rury, Ian Haas, Bevin Ward, Amele Nyasia, Jackson Wallace, Alex Ward, Ayaz Syed, Aiden Labrecque. Coaches are teachers Lee Smith and Brian Hohla.
Teasley MS placed third in the Cherokee County School District Middle School Academic Bowl. Team members are, from left to right, front row: Cole Mizelle, Seth Hall, Jack Rivette; second row: Ava Baggerly, Zavier Reinhart, Grace Brake, Quintin Armbruster, coach teacher Tanya O’Connor; back row: coach assistant principal Dr. John Carter, Ami Barry, John Palmieri. Not pictured: Sophie Zurita.