High School Academic Competition

11th Annual Academic Competition

Date: January 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 – 3:00
Registration Deadline: January 11, 2016

Why Should your school participate?

Encourage academic excellence
Preparation for future competitions such as Science Olympiad, Academic Bowls, math and literary competitions
Scholarship opportunities to Andrew College

Registration Information:

No registration fee required
Limited to 20 students per school
Be sure to register early!
Registration Deadline: January 11, 2016

Registration Closed

Register online using the following links (one for sponsors and one for student registration):

Sponsor information needed (Please register each sponsor attending the competition): Name, school, school address, division of competition, subject taught or position, email address, whether eating lunch on campus, and t-shirt size.

Student information needed (Please register each student separately): Name, address, email address, school, division of competition, area of competition, grade level, and t-shirt size.

Competition Divisions:

Division A: 1A and independent schools
Division B:  2A and 3A schools
Division C: 4A and 5A schools

Areas of Competition:

Art (live drawing): 2 hour limit

Rules for Art Competition
Part I: Each student needs to bring an original work of art in any medium to be included in “The People’s Choice” competition. Part II: Each student needs to bring a drawing tablet (at least 8.5 by 11) and a drawing tool of his/her choice for a live drawing contest. Two (2) hours will be given for the live drawing.

Personal Essay (limited to 2 per school): 2 hour limit

Rules for Personal Essay
Each writer will construct an essay that relates or reflects on personal experience. Topics will mirror college application personal essay topics by inviting narrative and descriptive writing. All essays will be written in ink. Two (2) hours will be given for writing the essay. The use of a dictionary during the contest is not permitted. The essays shall be judged by their originality, form, vividness, voice, and style. Verbal and grammatical correctness, spelling and punctuation shall be also considered of importance.

Mathematics: 50 minute multiple choice

Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics and Calculus
No calculators allowed for written exam.

Science: 50 minute multiple choice

               Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Sciences, and Chemistry

Social Science: 50 minute multiple choice

              World History, U.S. History, Government, and Economics                                                             

 Awards:  All awards include a medallion, certificate, and scholarship to Andrew College

Personal Essay – Top two essays per division
Art – Top two live drawing and top two People’s Choice per division
Mathematics - Top two students in each grade level per division
Science – Top two students in each grade level per division
Social Science – Top two students in each grade level per division
Quiz Bowl: Top two schools in each division

Quiz Bowl Rules:

Each school may have one team comprised of any six students from your school to participate in the Quiz Bowl. You do not need to identify your team members ahead of time.

The Quiz Bowl consists of four rounds with a tie breaker round if necessary.  Each round has one question from each category – Art, History, Literature, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science.  The team will choose a point value from one to five for each question once the category has been identified. A point value may be used only once within a round. The team will have 30 seconds to answer each question with the exception of the mathematics question they will receive 60 seconds. If the team answers the question correctly, the points selected by the team will be awarded.  If the question is answered incorrectly, no points will subtracted or awarded.  At the end of the fourth round the points will be totaled to determine the team with highest points in each division. In the event of a tie, a bonus round will be played with the tied teams.

Calculators are allowed during the Quiz Bowl.


 9:00 – 10:00 Registration in the gym
 10:00 – 11:00 Individual Testing for Mathematics, Science, and Social Science in classrooms
 10:00 – 12:00 Essay writing and Art Drawing in classrooms
 11:00 – 1:00 Lunch- schools will be scheduled in 30 minute increments through the dining hall or    schools can go off campus. If going off campus keep in mind that the students who are writing essays or   participating in the art competition will not be finished until 12:00.  Total cost of lunch (one check made  out to Aramark) will be collected at the time the group is admitted to the dining hall.
1:00 – 2:00 Quiz Bowl in the gym
2:30 – 3:00 Awards

Lunch options:

Campus Dining Hall:  $5.50 per person for all you can eat. If school is eating in the dining hall, please have one check made out to Sage Dining for the total of your group. The sponsor will give this check to the attendant in the cafeteria when the majority of your group eats lunch.  A schedule will be made instructing when each school is to eat so everyone will have a place to eat and not wait in line too long.  Keep in mind your school may eat before the Essay and Art competitors are released.  These students will eat at another assigned time.  However, the sponsor should pay for all students at one time.

Other local options include:Church’s Chicken, Carter’s Fried Chicken, Subway, Village Pizza, Dawg House, Ranch House, and Town House. If eating off campus, keep in mind that the Art and Essay competitors will not be finished until 12:00.

Contact Information:

David Rhode, PhD
501 College Street
Campus Mailbox 568
Cuthbert, Georgia 39840-1395
Office (229)732-5916
Fax (229)209-5251