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Centennial Arts Academy academic team is state champion
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Back row, from left, are assistant coach Dallas Thompson, Matthew Baker, Will Barrett, Samuel Holt, Wiley Hickerson, Turner Edmondson and coach Kathy Anglin. Front row, from left, are Kerrigan Gruhn, Caroline Bruner, Alyssa Woo, Ella Grace Lawler and Ali Patrick.

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Centennial Arts Academy won state honors Saturday at the annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

The competition, held at the UGA conference center in Athens during the Georgia Children’s literature conference, came down to teams from Centennial and St. Mary’s.

Centennial won 150-110. This was the second year Centennial has won the state title.

The team is chosen in October and competitions begin in January, with only first- and second-place teams moving on to the next level.

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