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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.

2023 Season

Academic Showdown is returning for the 2023 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 five institutions of higher education across the state with 71 teams representing 40 high schools in attendance.

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Competition Schedule

Marshall University

Saturday, January 14, 2023


Winner: Huntington High School Team 1

Cabell County

Runner Up: Winfield High School Team 1

Putnam County


Shepherd University

Saturday, January 21, 2023


Berkley Springs High School team

Berkeley Springs High School Team 1

Morgan County

Spring Mills High School Team 1

Spring Mills High School Team 1

Berkeley County


West Virginia University

Saturday, February 11, 2023


Winners To Be Announced


  • Brooke High School
  • Grafton High School
  • John Marshall High School
  • Lewis County High School

  • Morgantown High School
  • Weir High School

  • Williamstown High School

Concord University

Saturday, February 18, 2023


Winners To Be Announced


  • Bluefield High School
  • Bridgeport High School
  • Greenbrier East High School
  • Greenbrier West High School
  • James Monroe High School
  • Meadow Bridge High School
  • Mingo Central High School

  • Pikeview High School
  • Tug Valley High School

West Virginia State University

Saturday, February 25, 2023


Winners To Be Announced


  • Charleston Catholic High School
  • George Washington High School
  • Nitro High School
  • Ripley High School
  • Riverside High School
  • Ravenswood High School
  • Sherman High School
  • Sissonville High School
  • South Charleston High School

  • St. Albans High School
  • Wheeling Park High School