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CHS students represent school on television

The three members of Churchill’s It’s Academic Team, after they won the first round of It’s Academic, competed against Watkins Mill High School and Sherwood High School.

By Caitlyn Jennings, Assistant Observations Editor

December 17, 2018

Have you ever thought, “I can do that,” while watching Jeopardy? On Nov. 10, three WCHS students participated in the first round of the It’s Academic quiz show for the 2018-2019 school year. Sponsored by Giant and Morgan State University, It’s Academic is not just any quiz show; it’s the longes...

It’s Academic undefeated

It's Academic undefeated

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

November 21, 2014

It’s Academic, the longest-running television quiz show in the world, hosts high school students all around the country to play trivia. CHS students senior Michelle Yuen, senior Yash Nigam, junior John Dorsey and junior Shayan Sadegh have taken up the challenge and are currently 6-0 in the “Beltway...

It’s Academic reaches final round of tournament

By Sammi Silber, Observations Editor

May 29, 2013

Congratulations to the It’s Academic team for advancing to the final round of the It’s Academic TV show. The team has a regular season from August until May and competes against the top academic high schools in the state. Seniors Prithish David, and Ramakrishna Jayaraman and junior Nikhil Perincherry ...

It’s Academic Wins County

It's Academic Wins County

By Nicole Malament, Senior writer

April 25, 2013

Congratulations to the It’s Academic team for winning the county championship March 13. To win the competition the team had to correctly answer the most questions of teen-based trivia. The final competition was filmed for NBC April 6 and will air May 11.

It’s Academic defeats rivals to win competition

It’s Academic defeats rivals to win competition

By Emma Crutchfield, Production Editor

January 4, 2013

Congratulations to the It’s Academic team for defeating St. Anselm’s in Washington D.C. and Dominion High School from Virginia. The program will air on television Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. on NBC4.

It’s Academic victorious in competition, seeks coach

It’s Academic victorious in competition, seeks coach

By By Julie Kracov, Online Arts Editor

December 21, 2011

 The CHS It’s Academic team started off the year with a 200-point win over McLean HS and Osbourn Park HS Nov. 12 and another win over Blair, Bullis and Richard Montgomery Dec. 8.  The team is comprised of 11 members and is divided into two sub-teams, the A team and the B team with four students...

It’s Academic team earns spot in semifinals

By Dana Youngentob, Staff Writer

March 22, 2010

What is the smallest of seven consecutive odd integers that add up to 105? Most people would probably take a few minutes to figure out the answer, but for the CHS It’s Academic team only needs a few seconds. When a team member figures out the answer to the question, that person presses the buzzer...

Congrats It’s Academic

By Bobby hirsch, Observations Editor

March 1, 2010

Congratulations to the CHS It’s Academic Team for defeating Wheaton HS in an opening round match on Quizmaster Challenge by a score of 580 to155. The team is coached by AP Statistics teacher Doug Szafran and the team is led by seniors Ben Burke, Peggy Li, Jack Shu and Geoffrey Wang The team...

It’s Academic team earns victory

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

October 28, 2009

Congratulations to the It’s Academic Team and its victory over Stonewall Jackson High School of Manassas and Washington-Lee High School of Arlington. The team is comprised of senior captain Geoffrey Wang and seniors Peggy Li and Jack Shu. Paul Kang and Douglas Szafran are the faculty coaches. The...

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