HHS places third in Tennessee Academic Decathlon


In the Twenty-eighth Annual Tennessee State Academic Decathlon competition, Haywood High placed third overall, and brought home 24 medals, one plaque, one trophy, and a scholarship.  With 66,000 points possible for a team, the HHS team scored only 139.3 points behind the second-place team.  The HHS team also tied with Madison Academic Magnet High School to place second in the Super Quiz event.


Marco Romero and Kia Davis were invited to participate in the prestigious Speech Showcase to deliver their award-winning speeches to the entire group of decathletes from across the state.


Winning individual medals were the following:


Rashad Mann  –             Silver Medals in Super Quiz and Social Science


Tressa Perez  –               Copper Medals in Essay, Science, and Literature

Bronze Medal in Art

Silver Medal in Super Quiz


Emily Pugh  –                 Bronze Medal in Interview

Silver Medal in Super Quiz


Jason Elrod –                  Silver Medal in Super Quiz


Octavius Lanier –            Copper Medal in Interview

Silver Medals in Math and Super Quiz


Brent Ward –                  Copper Medal in Literature

Silver Medals in Art and Super Quiz


Kia Davis –                      Bronze Medals in Speech and Interview

Silver Medal in Super Quiz


Marco Romero –             Silver Medals in Speech, Math, and Super Quiz


Tony Wilbourn –             Bronze Medal in Art

Silver Medal in Super Quiz


Tressa Perez was also recognized for being the highest-scoring student on the HHS team.  As the highest-scoring senior on the HHS team, she was awarded a $300 scholarship.  She also received a plaque for being the fourth-highest scoring student in the Honor Division.


The team and their coaches, Glynn Bridgewater and John Thomas, extend their thanks to all who supported them.