Pennsylvania State Academic Competition

The Pennsylvania Academic Competition began in 1992 under sponsorship of Representative Joseph Pitts (R-Chester County) who provided a $5,000 WAM grant to cover costs. The first annual competition was held in the House of Representatives on May 29, 1992, with 12 school districts representing 11 different Intermediate Units. Now in its 24th year, approximately 24 intermediate units will participate in the 2015 Pennsylvania Academic Competition. The Pennsylvania Academic Competition is hosted by Representative John A. Lawrence of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and coordinated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit. The Pennsylvania State Education Association generously sponsors the competition, and underwrites the scholarships for the finalists and champions.

2014/15 Pennsylvania State Academic Competition

This year's Pennsylvania State Academic Competition is hosted by the Honorable John Lawrence and sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
 
 When: Friday, May 1, 2015
Where: Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, Harrisburg
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Each of the 29 intermediate units in Pennsylvania is permitted to send one high school academic team to participate in the competition.The championship team will receive a $2,000 scholarship for their high school. Finalists will each receive $500 for their school.
 
 
Champions

Congratulations to all of Pennsylvania's outstanding high school scholars and especially to its academic champion teams, including:

(1992) Conestoga High School (IU #24)
(1993) Radnor High School (IU #25)
(1994) Downingtown High School (IU #24)
(1995) General McLane High School (IU #5)
(1996) West Chester East High School (IU #24)
(1997) State College High School (IU #10)
(1998) Manheim Township High School (IU #13)
(1999) Manheim Township High School (IU #13)
(2000) Lancaster Catholic High School (IU #13)
(2001) Moravian Academy (IU #20)
(2002) Downingtown High School (IU #24)
(2003) Emmaus High School (IU #21)
(2004) Emmaus High School (IU #21)
(2005) Emmaus High School (IU #21)
(2006) State College High School (IU #10)
(2007) Scranton High School (IU #19)
(2008) State College High School (IU #10)
(2009) Wilson Area High School (IU #14)
(2010) West Chester Rustin High School (IU #24)
(2011) West Chester Henderson High School (IU #24)
(2012) West Chester Henderson High School (IU #24)
(2013) Conestoga High School (IU #24)
(2014) Downingtown East High School (IU #24)

Contact Jennifer Shealy, CCIU special events coordinator, 484-237-5053
 



Hosted by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Coordinated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit

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