Academic Team

Contact:      Downing Hudson      Email

 

Academic Team Advisor

Click HERE to access the pages for vocabulary websites and word-of-the-day e-mails.

Waccamaw Wildcat Academic/KMO Teams

Seven-Time Academic Bowl District Champions

T

A Tradition of Excellence in Academics

(All Star Team Points shown in parenthesis by student's name)

The WMS Academic Team earned First Place in the GCSD Junior Academic Bowl on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at the Beck Administration Building in Georgetown. The team also had three Academic All Stars. These are students who made significant contributions by answering large numbers of questions correctly. WMS has a proud record, earning the championship trophy in 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13, and again this year. Pictured to the right are:

Back row, left to right: Coach Judith Buzzell, Matt Maixner (19 questions correct), Ms. Jamie Curry, Principal, Jacob LaRochelle, Sara Beth Sisney, Coach Downing Hudson. Front row, left to right, Cole Dorn, Chris Attias (28 questions correct), Aidan Ormsby (14 questions correct), Luke Humowitz, Corinne Donnelly.

2013-2014 Team

2013-14- Academic Team

In the fall of 2012, the KMO Team competed against 506 schools worldwide and placed 111th out of 506, scoring in the top 22%. In this competition, the team placed 2nd out of the teams competing in South Carolina.

Later, in the spring of 2013, the WMS KMO team competed against 508 schools worldwide and placed 55th, putting them in the top 11% of all teams who participated.

In the same competition, this team also placed 1st in the state of South Carolina, Congratulations on a great season!

2012-2013 Team

Congratulations to the WMS Academic Team, Jonah Crosby, Matt Maxiner, Coach Joel Gibson, Jacob Alvarez, Coach Debbie Gouldin, Coach Downing Hudson, and Dr. Mark Phillips, Principal. Front row, Patrick Sullivan, Chris Attias, Ethan Shealey, Cole Dorn, and Caroline Warren. WMS has earned the championship trophy in the following years: 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13.2012-13 Junior Academic Bowl Champions, and to Chris Attias (9 points) and Patrick Sullivan (10 points), Academic Bowl All Stars!

Again this year, the WMS Wildcat KMO Team competed with tens of thousands of students in the U.S. and several foreign lands in the Knowledge Master Open academic competition on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. More than 2,000 middle school, junior high and high school teams faced their computers to answer 200 challenging questions in the event, earning points for the speed and accuracy of their answers.

In the fall competition, the team placed third in South Carolina and in the top 26th percentile worldwide .

Designed to stimulate learning and recognition for academic achievement, the Knowledge Master Open runs on classroom computers to allow all students the opportunity to compete in a large academic event without the expense of traveling to a central site. The competition is presented twice each school year by Academic Hallmarks, a Colorado software publisher.

First Place Team 2011-2012

Coached by Downing Hudson, Joel Gibson, and Debbie Gouldin

Back Row--Coaches Debbie Gouldin, Downing Hudson, Joel Gibson, and Principal, William Dwyer

Middle Row--Christopher Kaylor(19), Jonah Corsby, and Nate Fata (10)

Front Row--Patick Sullivan, Alex Scogin, Grace Miller, Christine Humowitz, and Ben Epstein

Addidtional Members of KMO Team (not pictured)

Ben Epstein, Juliette Gammel, David Gleaton, Grace Miller, and Austin Scogin

The WMS Wildcat KMO Team competed with tens of thousands of students in the U.S. and several foreign lands in the Knowledge Master Open academic competition on Wednesday, December 7, 2010. More than 2,000 middle school, junior high and high school teams faced their computers to answer 200 challenging questions in the event, earning points for the speed and accuracy of their answers.

The twelve students on the Wildcat team scored over half of 2,000 possible points to place sixth in the state and in the top third overall in the world.

In the spring, they scored 2nd in the state of South Carolina.

Students on the Wildcat team were: Ben Epstein, Nate Fata, Kade Ford, David Gleaton, Christine Humowitz, Sam Insignares, Christopher Kaylor, Krystina Millar, Richard Rasheed Jackson Riley, Jackson Stacy, and Nick Streiffert.

First Place Team 2010-2011

Coached by Downing Hudson, Joel Gibson, and Debbie Gouldin

Front Row--Chris Kaylor (5), Nate Fata, Christine Humowitz, Ben Epstein and William Dwyer, Principal.

Back Row--Sam Insignares, Nick Striefert, Jackson Stacy (22), Coach Downing Hudson, Richard Rasheed, Coach Joel Gibson, and Coach Debbie Gouldin

Addidtional Members of KMO Team (not pictured)

David Gleaton, Krystina Millar, and Kade Ford

First Place Team 2009-2010

Coached by Downing Hudson and Debbie Gouldin

Congratulations to the new team:

Front Row--Mary Filchak, Robert Jones (21), and Stacy Jackson (11).

Back Row--Richard Rasheed, Zack Shepherd, Guerry Green, Sam Insignares, and Davis Eddy

2008-2009 Team

Coached by Debbie Gouldin and Downing Hudson

Front row--Guerry Greene, Robert Jones (14), Ross Lindsay, and C. J. Gerber (31)

Middle row--Mary Filchak, Libba Sprinkle, Hayli Carlson, and Shyla Davis

Back row--Downing Hudson, Debbie Gouldin, and William Dwyer

2007-2008 Team

Coached by Judith Buzzell, Debbie Gouldin, & Downing Hudson

Front row--Emily Almond, Colleen Taylor, Wesley Gruber, Ross Lindsay, and Hayli Carlson

Back row--Advisor Downing Hudson, Derek Fox, Will Grainger, C. J. Gerber, and Advisor Judith Buzzell. Not pictured is Advisor Debbie Gouldin.

Congratulations to First Place Team Rosemary Middle and Second Place Team Georgetown Middle! See you next year!!!!

First Place Team 2006-2007

Coached by Judith Buzzell and Debbie Gouldin

Front Row--7th Graders: Elizabeth Baxley, Clayton Greis (10), Patrick Gregg, Colleen Taylor.

Back Row--Principal Leonard Nelson, Coach Gouldin, 8th Graders: Erin Wilson, Garrett Beinbrink, Ben Nelson (20), Brock Shehan, Coach Buzzell.

2005-2006 Runner Up Team

Coached by Judith Buzzell and Linda Whetstone

7th and 8th grade team--Andrew Benge, Michael Goldman, Coach Buzzell, Lauren Loveless, Coach Whetstone Jacquie McMahon, Molly McNeill (seated on front left), Ben Nelson, Paul Seley (seated on front right), and Erin Wilson.

WMS placed 3 members on the All Star team; Paul Seley answered the most questions of all competitors with 59 correct answers. Molly McNeill and Ben Nelson also made the District All Stars.

First Place Team 2004-2005

Coached by Judith Buzzell and Linda Whetstone

Pictured Left to right are (top row) Mrs. Sue Ella Bourne, Principal, Ms. Judith Buzzell, Advisor, K.C. Hawk, Taylor Hodge, Mrs. Linda Whetstone, Advisor, Andi Darnall, Paul Seley, (middle row) Ben Brackett, Laura Saum, Molly McNeill, and (kneeling) Nicole Legg. They swept the double-elimination tournament, defeating Georgetown 20-13 in the 1st game and Carvers Bay 16-9 in the second. They went on to beat Georgetown again, 17-16, in the exciting final match to bring the championship trophy back to Waccamaw. Paul Seley led the scoring with 20 points followed by Ben Brackett with 11 points. Both were named to the District All-Star Team. Way to go, Wildcats!

2003-2004 First Place Team

Coached by Tracey Hymes and Linda Whetstone

Team members: Left to right (back row) Elizabeth Rasheed, Advisor Linda Whetstone, Alex Rike, Laura Saum, Emrys McMahon, and Advisor Tracy Hymes (front row) Neil Wilson, Taylor Hodge, Ben Brackett, and Chad Dolan,

8th Grader Emrys McMahon (53), and Neil Wilson (24) made the All star Team

2002-2003

The 2003 competition was won by Carvers Bay Middle School.

7th grade WMS student Emrys McMahon made the All Star Team.

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.