Thomasville City Scholars Academy Academic Team, sponsored by teacher Erin White competed successfully at the annual Andrew College Academic Competition on January 25th.
White chose 25 students to compete by looking at student interests and areas of academic talent.
“I try to make it so that we have a variety of kids from different grades and different subjects so that we can win more,” said White.
In the Math category, Anne Clifton won 1st place for 11th grade and Isaac Welch won 2nd place for 12th grade.
In the Science category, Braxton Sizemore won 1st place for 9th grade; Emily Dixon won 1st place and John Carpenter won 2nd place for 10th grade; Grayson Durham won 1st place and Lilith Edwards won 2nd place for 11th grade; and Jeremy Cooper won 2nd place for 12th grade.
In the Social Studies category, Max White won 1st place for 9th grade; Claudia-Michele White won 1st place and Ben Dozier won 2nd place for 10th grade; Jackson Singletary won 1st place and Alexa Hernandez won 2nd place for 11th grade; and Jacob Cone won 2nd place for 12th grade.
Some areas awarded overall winners rather than separating students by grade level.
Aubrey Brumblow won overall 1st place for the Personal Essay category, Hannah Ouzts won overall 2nd place for the Theatre category, and Allison Wheeler won overall 1st place in the Music category.
Scholars Academy was in Division B and had to compete against 8 other schools whereas other divisions consisted of only three competing schools.
“The hardest competition was in our division,” said White.
According to Andrew College, students should participate to encourage academic excellence, to prepare for future competitions and for scholarship opportunities to Andrew College.
White thinks that the competition is a good opportunity for students because it is fun and students get to measure themselves up against other students.
“It is a way to demonstrate interest outside the classroom,” said White.
Alexa Hernandez has participated since her freshmen year in the Social Study category.
“I learned that there are a lot of people that have the same goals as me and I learned, of course, more about social studies,” said Hernandez.
Freshman Kaitlyn Kasper participated in her first year at the Academic Competition in the math category and she had a good time.
“I learned that I still have a lot more I can learn,” said Kasper.