Competitive season opens for high school’s academic team

The competitive season for the Jennings County High School Academic Team has started and is in full swing.

This year, the theme of the competition is the French Revolution.

The JCHS Academic Team consists of multiple teams, each with its own subject of study. The categories are fine arts, English, mathematics, social studies and science with an interdisciplinary team that is made up of a total of four members, each from a different category.

Each category is coached by a JCHS faculty member. This year the team coaches are: Barry Hovious with fine arts, Jonathan Titus with English, Eric Wernke with mathematics, Charlinda Evans as social studies coach and Academic Team coordinator, and Victoria Lee with science.

Teams may have up to five total members — three are allowed to compete at a time, typically including a team captain and two others who may be substituted during the competition. Each team has 25 questions to answer and the team who earns the highest score of correct responses wins.

The JCHS Academic Team has already competed at Brown County on March 8 and Jac-Cen-Del on March 13. At Jac-Cen-Del, the fine arts team placed second.

The team’s next meet is in Austin on April 18th.