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All Five High Schools Headed to State Academic Bowl

Fayette County’s high schools had a strong showing at the 2020-2021 Griffin RESA Academic Bowl, with teams from all five high schools moving on to the Georgia Regional Academic Bowl.

The top five schools in both the Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) level qualify for an invitation to compete at the state bowl.

Fayette’s teams nearly swept the Junior Varsity division with Starr’s Mill High taking first place; Whitewater High (team 2), second place; Whitewater High (team 1), third place; and Fayette County High, fifth place.

In the Varsity division, McIntosh High placed second followed by Sandy Creek High in third place.

These high school teams will participate in the Georgia Regional Academic Bowl (GRAB) representing the Griffin RESA region. The GRAB State Championship will be held asynchronously from February 14- March 27, 2021.

At the middle school level, Fayette County took three of the five placements with Rising Starr Middle placing first, Whitewater Middle taking second, and J.C. Booth Middle securing fifth place. Middle school students do not have a state competition.

The Griffin RESA Academic Bowl is a regional competition among middle and high schools in the Griffin RESA region which consists of school systems in Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties.