Academic Competition season opens at ESC
Published on October 3, 2016
The 2016-17 Academic Competition League season has begun, as area high school teams compete at the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center, in New Boston, Ohio.
Each year the ESC oversees Academic Competitions, using the Ohio Academic Competition format. The purpose of this competition is to encourage higher-order thinking, recognize outstanding achievement, and promote academic excellence among participating high school students. League competitions take place from September through December.
About 250 students participated in the competition last season. Minford High School captured the title of Academic Competition League Champions last season, and the Wheelersburg High School team won Runner-Up.
The 2016-17 competition season is now underway, and scores and team standings are posted on the South Central Ohio ESC website. The league winner will advance to Regional Academic Competition. The Southern Ohio Academic Competition Tournament will take place in March, and the top two teams from that competition will advance to the Ohio Academic Competition Regional Competition in Lancaster, Ohio, on May 6, 2017.
“We’re definitely looking forward to the new season. We did well last year, and we of course want to defend our title and be top dog again. That’s going to be a tough road ahead because there’s a lot of good teams in our league this year,” Minford Coach Brett Oakes said.
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