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Academic Showdown

Launched in 2022, the West Virginia Academic Showdown is an academic head-to-head competition that brings West Virginia high school students from across the state together for regional matchups.

Highlights from the 2023 Academic Showdown

2024 Season

Academic Showdown is returning for the 2024 season in partnership between the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History.

The matches will be held at institutions of higher education across the state. For details, view the 2024 schedule and bracket information.

For more information about Academic Showdown, please contact Karen Linville, Coordinator, Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us, 304-558-5325

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2023

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Competition Schedule

Marshall University

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Winners

Huntington High School Team 1

Cabell County

Winfield High School Team 1

Putnam County

Competitors

  • Huntington High School

  • Hurricane High School

  • Point Pleasant High School

  • Spring Valley High School
  • Wahama High School
  • Wayne High School
  • Winfield High School

West Virginia University

Friday, February 9, 2024

Winners

Pictured is Morgantown High School Team 2 posing for a photo at the 2024 Academic Showdown West Virginia University regional competition

Morgantown High School Team 2

Monongalia County

Pictured is Morgantown High School Team 1 posing for a photo at the 2024 Academic Showdown West Virginia University regional competition

Morgantown High School Team 1

Monongalia County

Competitors

  • Brooke High School

  • Doddridge County High School

  • John Marshall High School

  • Morgantown High School

  • University High School

West Virginia State University

Friday, February 23, 2024

Winners

 

Pictured are students holding a first place trophy.

George Washington High School Team 1

Kanawha County

Pictured are students holding a second place trophy.

Buffalo High School

Putnam County

Competitors

  • Buffalo High School

  • Charleston Catholic High School

  • Poca High School

  • Ripley High School

  • Saint Albans High School

  • Sissonville High School

  • George Washington High School

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Fairmont State University

Friday, March 8, 2024

Winners

Winners To Be Announced

Competitors

  • Braxton County High School

  • Bridgeport High School

  • Grafton High School

  • Lewis County High School

  • Liberty High School

  • Paden City High School

  • Weir High School

  • Williamstown High School

Concord University

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Winners

Winners To Be Announced

Competitors

  • Bluefield High School

  • Greenbrier East High School

  • Greenbrier West High School

  • Mingo Central High School

  • James Monroe High School

  • PikeView High School

  • Princeton Senior High School

  • Summers County High School

Southern WV Community and Technical College

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Winners

Winners To Be Announced

Competitors

  • Logan High School

  • Scott High School

  • Shady Spring High School

  • Sherman High School

  • Tug Valley High School

  • Westside High School

  • Wheeling Park High School

  • Wyoming East High School

Shepherd University

Friday, April 12, 2024

Winners

Winners to be announced

Competitors

  • Berkeley Springs High School

  • Frankfort High School

  • Hampshire High School

  • Musselman High School

  • Petersburg High School

  • Spring Mills High School