Academic Extracurricular Contests:
Young Georgia Authors’ Competition is a statewide writing competition
that elementary school students participate in annually. The purposes
of the competition is to encourage students to develop writing that
represents their best efforts; provide a context for schools to support
and celebrate the writing successes of all students; and to encourage
and recognize student achievement in writing throughout Georgia. The
system winners at each grade level are recognized at a Dawson County
Board of Education Meeting and enter the state competition.
Georgia National “Fair Bear” Creative Writing Contest is a statewide
contest that is open to all fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students.
The students are provided a prompt that allows them to write creatively.
A system winner is determined at each grade level. These students are
recognized at a Dawson County Board of Education meeting and enter the
The Geography Bee is an academic competition that middle school students
participate in annually. Students who excel in social studies classes
are chosen to participate in the school contest. Sixth through Eighth
grade students compete in the school contest.
The Georgia Association of Educator’s National Spelling Bee Competition
is held yearly for students in grades four through eight.
The Science Fair is a statewide competition in which middle school
students participate. The students design projects around a competition
category using the Scientific Method. These projects are judged in the
classroom and school levels. The winners are entered in the district
competition with the opportunity to continue on to the state level of
The High School Quiz Bowl Teams participate in competitions against
teams from throughout north Georgia. The team has a coach who assists
the students in academic preparation for the competitions. Students
have the opportunity to participate at Junior Varsity and Varsity
Some of the school clubs includes Y-Club, 4-H, FBLA, VOCA, HOSA, FFA,
RVI, and TSA also participate in competitions and contests. Please
contact the sponsor for additional information.