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      Over 40 students compete in decathlon

      The decathlon is coordinated by Cassandra Sampson who told FOX 31 she feels a competition like this gives students a deeper understanding of what they're learning. / Courtney Highfield


      The Dougherty County School System held their annual academic decathlon Monday afternoon.

      The decathlon is coordinated by Cassandra Sampson who told FOX 31 she feels a competition like this gives students a deeper understanding of what they're learning; this year's theme was 20th century.

      Throughout the decathlon students in grades 9-12 work as teams to answer questions advancing point totals to determine the highest achieving team. At the end of the day they wrap things up with a super quiz followed by an awards ceremony.

      Sampson said around 45 students participated.

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