Athens, W.Va. – Two teams have advanced out of the fourth regional of the 2023 Academic Showdown. James Monroe High School Team 1, Monroe County, earned first place; and Ripley High School Team 1, Jackson County, earned second place today during the competition at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. Both have earned a spot in the finale on March 31, 2023, at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.
The Showdown is an academic head-to-head competition testing students’ knowledge in subject areas including math, history, sports, fine arts and more. Students in grades 9 -12 may participate, and schools may enter up to two teams to compete in the double elimination regionals. The 2023 field of competitors includes 71 teams from 40 high schools representing 26 counties – an increase of 51 teams over last year.
Teams participating in today’s competition included:
- Greenbrier East Team 1 & 2
- Greenbrier West 1 & 2
- Bridgeport Team 1 & 2
- Mingo Central Team 1 & 2
- Pikeview Team 1 & 2
- Meadow Bridge
- Ripley Team 1 & 2
- James Monroe Team 1 & 2
The next regional is scheduled for Feb. 25, 2023, at West Virginia State University in Charleston, West Virginia.
The Academic Showdown is a partnership between the WVDE, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History.
Learn more about the Academic Showdown on the WVDE website.
Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications, 304-558-2699 or Christy.Day@k12.wv.us, or Jessica Tice, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, 304-545-9412 or Jessica.Tice@wvhepc.edu.
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