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2013-14 season of the Chester County Academic Competition under way


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Downingtown, PA - The 2013-14 season of the Chester County Academic Competition is under way, with the second of four rounds concluding on November 22. Now in its 30th year, the competition provides an opportunity for students from 24 Chester County high schools to compete in a "college-bowl" format where they answer challenging questions from a variety of categories including literature, math, science, American and world history, geography, and contemporary events.

This year’s competition kicked off in October with regular season matches set to conclude in mid-January 2014. Following the four months and 32 matches of regular-season play, the nine varsity and six junior varsity teams with the highest cumulative scores will advance to the Chester County Academic Competition semifinals.

The semifinals are scheduled for Friday, February 7, at Immaculata University’s Alumnae Hall, and will determine which of the varsity teams will clinch one of three coveted spots in the championship match. The championship is set for Thursday, March 13, and will determine who will represent Chester County at the state competition. The Pennsylvania Academic Competition will take place on the floors of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Senate in Harrisburg on Friday, May 2. For the past four years, a Chester County team has claimed the state championship.

The Chester County Academic Competition is coordinated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) and sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

For more information on the competition, including a list of this year’s participating teams, competition historical information and match scores for each round, please visit https://www.cciu.org/AcademicComp.