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Ninth and tenth-grade academic team wins state championship
Posted 03/15/2018 04:00PM


Galloway's JV quiz bowl team captured the Division 5 State Championship held at Ola High School on Saturday, March 10. During round-robin play, the team defeated every other team in the division by over 200 points, winning the championship outright with no need of a tiebreaker.

According to Georgia Academic Team Association (GATA) rules, JV teams are defined by grade level (ninth- and tenth-graders only) rather than ability level. Division 5 is composed of the smallest schools in GATA's membership. This is the first year Galloway has won the State JV Championship.

Team member Charlie Garroway '21 says, "My favorite part of being on the [quiz bowl] team is that it expands my knowledge of various subjects, including ones I was previously not very well versed in. Studying for and participating [in quiz bowl] has broadened the scope of what I know.

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