Catoosa County high school is Academic Decathlon champ

Catoosa County's Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School won the 2017 PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD) State Championship. It was the seventh time the high school has captured the top honor in the event. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe will represent Georgia in the annual U.S. Academic Decathlon April 20-22, 2017, in Madison, Wis. At the state championship, Feb. 24 and 25 at Berkmar High School in Gwinnett County, the team scored the most points in Division I and II, smaller schools, and won the Howard Stroud Championship Trophy. The state competition is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), the Chick-fil-A Foundation and Oglethorpe Power. Kennesaw State University hosts and provides expert speakers for the GAD Fall Workshop and provides and coordinates the more than 200 volunteers needed during the state championship competition. The Gwinnett County Public Schools system serves as host.