Academic Team

Academic Team - grades 9-12 

Sponsor - Mrs. Susan Wright (susanwright@dawson.k12.ga.us)


Purpose: to promote academic excellence through the spirit of competition.


Description: Our Academic team is part of the Appalachian Academic Bowl League.  Teams compete head-to-head (virtually for 2020-2021) to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. Matches consist of a Speedcheck Buzzer Round, a Current Events round and a Toss-up/Bonus Round.  A league tournament is held in January with top performing teams moving on to a State Tournament. 

Commitment: Academic Team is an awesome activity to put on a College or Scholarship resume!  We practice 1-2 times per week generally beginning in mid-September.  Once the season starts, we have one competition and one practice per week for five weeks.  The League Tournament is on a Saturday in January.

Our 2019-2020 Varsity Team placed 1st in our division and both JV and Varsity placed 2nd in the Region - Congrats to these awesome teams!