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Robert Cross Middle School wins Region Academic Bowl championship

The team advances to the State Final set for Saturday in Milledgeville

Robert Cross Middle Magnet School’s Academic Bowl Team won its the Region 9 championship this past weekend in Americus. Team members are, front row, left to right: Scott Dawson, Captain; Taliya Griffin, Co-Captain; Ryan Moore; Yasmine Jones. Second row: Will Jones, Ana Paduano, Nigel Jackson, Justin Clements, Hector Grimaldo, DeAnna Reed, Edbonie Benefield. Third row: Scott Dawson Sr., Thelma Chunn, Principal; George Darrisaw; Mauricio Recendez; ShaCamryn Malone and Ethelene Kimber, Coach

Robert Cross Middle Magnet School’s Academic Bowl Team won its the Region 9 championship this past weekend in Americus. Team members are, front row, left to right: Scott Dawson, Captain; Taliya Griffin, Co-Captain; Ryan Moore; Yasmine Jones. Second row: Will Jones, Ana Paduano, Nigel Jackson, Justin Clements, Hector Grimaldo, DeAnna Reed, Edbonie Benefield. Third row: Scott Dawson Sr., Thelma Chunn, Principal; George Darrisaw; Mauricio Recendez; ShaCamryn Malone and Ethelene Kimber, Coach

AMERICUS — Robert Cross Middle Magnet School’s Academic Bowl Team won the Region 9 championship this past weekend. The victory earned RCMS a spot in the Professional Educators of Georgia (PAGE) State Academic Bowl Finals, set for Saturday at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

The Regional competition was hosted by faculty members of Georgia Southwestern State University where Robert Cross won all of their six games.

In Game One, Robert Cross beat Cohn Middle, 150-125. The other scores were as follows: Game Two: RC 205, Webster 5; Game Three: RC 170, Midland 95; Game Four: RC 160, Radium, 20; Game Five: RC 95, Veterans 40; Game Six: Robert Cross 70, Staley 60.

The qualifying game for entrance in the State competition was against Brookstone Middle which Robert Cross defeated 90-45. Fourteen schools from Muscogee, Dougherty, Randolph, and Webster County participated in the Region 9 competition.

Two teams from 12 different regions qualified for State. Blackmon Road Middle School in Columbus will join RCMS this weekend at State.

DOCO to award two $1,500 to area high school seniors

ALBANY — Over the past nine years, DOCO Credit Union has awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships to our area. DOCO Credit Union is giving away two $1,500 college scholarships this year.

These scholarships are for graduating high school seniors.

For complete rules and to obtain an application, visit www.DOCOCU.com or contact your high school’s guidance counselor. Deadline to apply is March 21 at 5 pm.

Baker County juniors obtain 80 percent pass rate

NEWTON — Baker County High School Juniors recently took the writing portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. The class obtained an 80 percent pass rate.

The school system has continued to improve its scores for a four-year period.