It’s Academic to air Dec. 2, 7 p.m. on CCPS YouTube, tv stations

It’s Academic to air Dec. 2, 7 p.m. on CCPS YouTube, tv stations


The annual Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) It’s Academic tournament will air at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2. Teams from the seven high schools will compete in rounds and answer questions in a quiz-style format. Topics range from history, literature, science, math and mythology to sports and current events.

This year’s event takes place in a virtual format. The first-place team from the event goes on to compete against Centreville and Fairfax high schools in a match set to air Feb. 27 on NBC4.

The following teams are set to compete Dec. 2.

La Plata High School – Captain Samantha Yorio, senior; William Alcorn, freshman; and Eric Valentine, junior.

Henry E. Lackey High School – Captain Brynna Bode, senior; Gabriel Revelle, sophomore; and Julian Revelle, senior.

Maurice J. McDonough High School – Captain Samuel Chernoff, junior; Daniel Mears, junior; and Rebecca White, junior.

North Point High School – Captain James “Jimmy” Olmsted, sophomore; Kelsey Njembu, junior; and Yusra Umer, junior.

St. Charles High School – Captain Rylee Josephs, senior; Andrea Kornegay, junior; and Bria McCallam, junior.

Thomas Stone High School – Captain Eryn Huber, junior; Faith Meadows, junior; and Johnathan “Bryce” Powell, senior.

Westlake High School – Captain Skyler Adams, senior; Deidre Gilliard, junior; and Elijah Watkins, junior.

The CCPS YouTube channel is accessible at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd/videos. The Dec. 2 event also airs at 7 p.m. on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon Fios Channel 12.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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