Unionville academic teams seek county win

Three varsity and three junior varsity academic teams will be competing on Monday, April 4, for the Chester County Academic Competition championship after advancing from the semifinals. Only Unionville High School qualified in both categories.

The Unionville High School 2015-16 Academic Competition team is hoping for a victory on

The Unionville High School 2015-16 Academic Competition teams will compete for county honors  on Monday, April 4.

The championship will take place at the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) starting at 7:00 p.m., and will determine which varsity team will represent Chester County at the state competition, according to a CCIU press release.

Unionville High School, West Chester Henderson High School and Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School academic teams all secured a spot in the varsity academic competition championship. The junior varsity competition will showcase teams from Great Valley High School, Unionville High School and West Chester East High School.

Starting in October 2014, 24 Chester County high schools began competing against one another in a "college-bowl" format where students answered a wide variety of challenging questions. The subject areas include literature, math, science, American and world history, geography and contemporary events. All 24 teams competed in the semifinals, seeded according to their performance throughout the regular season.

The Chester County Academic competition, now in its 32nd year, is coordinated by CCIU and sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. The varsity team with the highest score on April 4 will represent Chester County at the state competition. The Pennsylvania Academic Competition will take place on the floors of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Senate in Harrisburg on April 29. Downingtown East will also compete as the state’s reigning champion.

The Chester County championship matches can be seen live on CCIU’s Internet television network on April 4 beginning at 7 p.m. by visiting http://ccitv.cciu.org. For more information, visit http://www.cciu.org/AcademicComp, or contact Jennifer Shealy, CCIU special events coordinator, at JenniferSh@cciu.org or 484-237-5053.

CCIU is located at 455 Boot Road in Downingtown. The evening will begin with the junior varsity match at 7:15, followed by the varsity contest at 8 p.m. and a trophy presentation at 8:50 p.m.



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