UHS students in academic competition

After six months of competition, the top three varsity and junior varsity academic teams will compete for the Chester County Academic Competition championship trophy. The competition will take place at the Chester County Intermediate Unit on March 28 starting at 7 p.m., and will determine which varsity team will represent Chester County at the state competition.

Conestoga High School, Great Valley High School and Unionville High School academic teams have all secured a spot in the varsity academic competition championship. Three junior varsity teams will also advance to the championship: Devon Preparatory School, Great Valley High School and West Chester East High School.

Starting in October 2016, 24 Chester County high schools began competing in the college-bowl-format competition where students answered a wide variety of challenging questions. Subject areas include literature, math, science, American and world history, geography and contemporary events.

After four months of preliminary competitions, all 24 teams competed in a bracketed semifinal playoff, seeded according to their performance throughout the regular season, which narrowed the teams down to the top three performers in both varsity and junior varsity levels.

The Chester County Academic competition, now in its 33rd year, is coordinated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit and sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. All three varsity teams will receive scholarship awards donated by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

The varsity team with the highest score on March 28 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 28, and will feature teams from across the state.

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