Thursday, February 5, 2009

Fayette County's McIntosh High School Takes State Academic Bowl Championship Again

Starr’s Mill Finishes Second in Jr. Varsity

After finishing first in the Griffin RESA High School Academic Bowl (varsity division), Fayette County's McIntosh High School repeated its performance at the statewide meet, successfully defending its state championship.

For the past two seasons, the team has been 47-0. Team members include Andrew Gifford, Emma Kearney, Will Kearney (captain), David Wonderley and Conner Pigott. Melody Wonderley is the team’s coach.

Other Fayette County varsity teams that earned placements at the RESA regional competition included Whitewater High (Team A), second; Starr’s Mill High (Team A), third and Whitewater High (Team B), fifth.

The RESA regional junior varsity division was dominated by Fayette County with Starr’s Mill taking first followed by Fayette County, second; McIntosh, third; Whitewater, fourth and Starr’s Mill (Team B), fifth.

All of the varsity and junior varsity teams placing first through fifth at the regional competition were eligible to represent Griffin RESA at the state tournament at West Hall High School on January 24. Over 29 teams from school systems representing Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties participated in the regional competition.

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