Shaw High Schools wins MCSD academic decathlon for 3rd st

Shaw High Schools wins MCSD academic decathlon for 3rd st

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - For the third year in a row, the Shaw High School won the Muscogee County School District Academic Decathlon.

The competition, held on Jan. 9, consisted of nine teams from across the county and includes events include seven tests of academic strength in areas of economics, mathematics, language and literature, science, music, art, and social science; the three communication competitions include a prepared and impromptu speech, an interview, and a written essay.

The students won 38 individual medals and five individual trophies. The champions will go on to compete in the State Competition in Lilburn, GA on Feb. 26 and 27. The team members and the medals & trophies they won are listed below:

HONORS (A Level)

  • Amy Lee: 1st Interview, 1st Social Science, 1st Art, 1st Economics, 1st Language & Lit, 1st Music, 2nd Science, 3rd Essay; 1st Overall Trophy for Honors Level
  • Camille Pascua: 1st Essay, 1st Science, 2nd Art, 2nd Economics, 2nd Language & Lit, 2nd Music, 3rd Social Science; 2nd Overall Trophy for Honors Level
  • Jay Nagy: 1st Math, 2nd Social Science, 3rd Speech, 3rd Art, 3rd Economics; 3rd Overall Trophy for Honors Level


  • Kameron Leatherwood: 2nd Economics, 2nd Music, 2nd Science, 3rd Math, 3rd Social Science; 3rd Overall Trophy for Scholastic Level
  • Pearl Brown: 1st Art, 2nd Language & Lit, 3rd interview, 3rd Social Science
  • Cameron Brundidge: 2nd Art, 2nd Music, 3rd Math, 3rd Essay


  • Kyle Graham: (No medals or trophies)
  • Andy Williams: 1st Interview, 3rd Art; 3rd Overall Trophy for Varsity Level
  • Cheri Carter: 2nd Language & Lit, 3rd Speech, 3rd Social Science
  • (Alternates who are also in the pictures are: Gabrielle Tucker, Bryonna Burga, and Darius Lamb.)

The team is coached by Natasha Torres and assistant coach Alice Mendez.

Congrats on the three-peat, Shaw Raiders!

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