Academic Competitions And Recognitions
- Academic Decathlon
- A.C.E. Award
- Doreen Sears Literacy Award
- Exchange Club: Youth Of The Month
- Governor's Honors Program
- Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
- Media Festival
- Page Bowl
- Page One Awards
- Science Olympics
- Science Fair
- Social Studies Fair
- Spelling Bee
- T Hiram Stanley Award
- Young Citizen Award
- Young Georgia Authors
Academic Competitions And Recognitions - Page Bowl
Competition in the program is open to both public and private middle school students in grades 6-8. The continuing success of the program is due in large measure to the fact that Governor Joe Frank Harris not only endorsed the program but participated in the first state final competition in 1985. Such leading figures as Zell Miller, Guy Sharp, Glenn Burns, Ray Moore and Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor have been involved with the program over the past three decades. This program contributes to our continuing efforts for recognizing and promoting academic excellence and good citizenship in the following ways:
- Creates good work/study habits
- Broadens individual horizons of factual information
- Develops poise and confidence in students presenting themselves to the public
- Develops teamwork and good citizenship qualities
- Instills an appreciation for the pursuit of knowledge
The MCSD PAGE Academic Bowl is normally held in November of each academic school year. All of the middle schools in the district participates in this challenging competition. Each school is permitted to bring one team with a maximum of ten members.
Competition Games consist of 10 toss-up and 10 possible bonus questions. The questions cover middle school curriculum objectives in the following areas:
English/Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies/History (including GA)/Geography, Current Events, Art/Music, Physical Education/Health, Computer Science
The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. If the score is tied, the round will go into “sudden death” overtime, and the first team to answer a tie-breaker correctly will be the winner.
Regional competitions will be held in regions around the state. (Teams will be notified of region assignments in December.) The top two teams from each Region will be invited to participate in the State Championship.
The top two teams from each region will compete for the title of PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Champion. The competition will be held in Milledgeville at Georgia College & State University
Documents and Resources
Important Documents are:
- PAGE Academic Bowl Manual
- Permission/Release Forms for Students and Teachers
- Regional Roster
- State Information
Page Foundation Dates and Registration
Page Foundation Question Store and Vendors
Important Documents are:
- PAGE Vendors and Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
What grades are eligible to participate in the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades?
Grades 6-8 may participate in the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades.
How many students may participate on a team?
Teams must not exceed ten students, five regulars and five alternates.
How many teams may my school send?
Only one team per school.
How many teams may participate from one system?
Up to six teams from a given system may participate, with the max of one team per school. Systems that have more than six interested schools must hold a local play-off to determine which six schools will represent the system at the Regional Competition. Some systems already have a local play-off in place. If more than six teams from your system register for PAGE Regionals and a play-off is not organized, six teams will be chosen at random from the registrations received by the registration deadline.
Does my system have a local play-off?
Currently, the only systems with local play-offs are Bibb, Chatham, Cherokee, Cobb, Columbia, DeKalb, Dougherty, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Fulton, Hall, Houston and Muscogee. This may change from year to year, so please contact your central office to determine if your system has a play-off competition.
What region is my school in?
Regions are not decided until December. Teams will be assigned to the most convenient region on a first come - first served basis. The state coordinator reserves the right to reassign teams to a different region if necessary. Regions can and do change from year to year based on registrations and host locations.
What topics are covered by the questions?
Academic Bowl participants will be asked questions from the following curriculum areas: English/Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies/History (including Georgia)/Geography, Current Events, Art/Music, Physical Education/Health. Additional questions will come from the area of computer science.
Where can I get more practice questions?
You may order additional PAGE questions by using the online form or downloading the printable order form, or you may visit the Buzzer and Question Suppliers section for a comprehensive list of outside suppliers on pagefoundation.org
What about private schools?
Private schools are allowed one team each.
Can I get a list of other schools in my area that participate in Academic Bowl so that we can have scrimmages prior to Regionals?
Yes. Please email the State Coordinator (Michelle Crawford).
Are there any other tournaments in which my team can participate?
Yes. Please visit the Georgia Academic Team Association website at http://www.gataquizbowl.org/ for more information about opportunities for your team to compete.
Does each school need to have its own buzzer system?
No. While it will improve your team's chances of performing well at competition you do not have to have your own set of buzzers. We request that every team bring their buzzer system to competition to ensure we have enough working systems to play.
Margie Riles MCSD Content Specialist-LiteracyMuscogee County School District
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906