PHS wins Academic Competition


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Clay High School - Runners-Up: Left to Right: Andrew Brown, Liam Garrison, Gavin Cayton, Trinity Ketchell, Emily Clausing, Coach Cindy Parkes and Not Pictured: Mallory Swords

Clay High School - Runners-Up: Left to Right: Andrew Brown, Liam Garrison, Gavin Cayton, Trinity Ketchell, Emily Clausing, Coach Cindy Parkes and Not Pictured: Mallory Swords


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Portsmouth High School - Champions: Front Row L-R Coach Julie Horn, Mahkaila Bivens, Maisy Green, Patrice Carter, Bre Malone, Scarlett Caudill, Megan Conley. Back Row L-R Cainen Jarrells, Ella Gullett, Gus Shoemaker, Sam Finn, Trevor Wampler, Jay St. John, Hanah Martin and Not Pictured: Matthew Kirkendall


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Portsmouth High School’s Academic Competition team, led by Coach Julie Horn, captured the title of 2019-20 Academic Competition League Champions, with an undefeated season.

The Clay High School team, led by Coach Cindy Parkes, also placed and brought home the Runner-Up title. League competitions took place from September through December at the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center (ESC) in New Boston.

“Our team returned very strong since we only graduated one senior last year,” Horn said. “The kids have worked very hard attending after school practices. I’m extremely proud of our team and what they have accomplished over the past two years. We are working hard in preparation for the upcoming tournament in March and I’m confident that they will represent Portsmouth High School well as they compete at the next level.”

Each year the ESC oversees Academic Competitions, using the Ohio Academic Competition format. The purpose of this competition is to encourage higher-order thinking, recognize outstanding achievement, and promote academic excellence among participating high school students.

Approximately 250 students participated in Academic Competitions this year, including teams from Clay (finishing 12-1), Green (9-4), Minford (9-4), New Boston (2-11), Northwest (6-7), Notre Dame (5-8), Oak Hill (3-10), Portsmouth (13-0), Scioto County Career and Technical Center (2-11), Sciotoville Community (7-6), South Webster (4-9), Valley (7-6), West (1-12), and Wheelersburg (11-2) schools.

The Southern Ohio Academic Competition Tournament will take place at Shawnee State University March 5, 2020. Tournament winners will advance to the 36th annual OAC Regional Competition April 18, 2020, in Lancaster, Ohio. League winner Portsmouth High School, along with Tournament winners, will advance to the Regional Competition. Teams that win at Regional Competition will advance to the State Competition in Columbus May 2, 2020.

Clay High School – Runners-Up: Left to Right: Andrew Brown, Liam Garrison, Gavin Cayton, Trinity Ketchell, Emily Clausing, Coach Cindy Parkes and Not Pictured: Mallory Swords
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/01/web1_LEAGUE-RUNNERS-UP2_CLAY-HS_2019-20.jpgClay High School – Runners-Up: Left to Right: Andrew Brown, Liam Garrison, Gavin Cayton, Trinity Ketchell, Emily Clausing, Coach Cindy Parkes and Not Pictured: Mallory Swords Submitted Photos

Portsmouth High School – Champions: Front Row L-R Coach Julie Horn, Mahkaila Bivens, Maisy Green, Patrice Carter, Bre Malone, Scarlett Caudill, Megan Conley. Back Row L-R Cainen Jarrells, Ella Gullett, Gus Shoemaker, Sam Finn, Trevor Wampler, Jay St. John, Hanah Martin and Not Pictured: Matthew Kirkendall
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/01/web1_LEAGUE-CHAMPIONS_PORTSMOUTH2_2019-20.jpgPortsmouth High School – Champions: Front Row L-R Coach Julie Horn, Mahkaila Bivens, Maisy Green, Patrice Carter, Bre Malone, Scarlett Caudill, Megan Conley. Back Row L-R Cainen Jarrells, Ella Gullett, Gus Shoemaker, Sam Finn, Trevor Wampler, Jay St. John, Hanah Martin and Not Pictured: Matthew Kirkendall Submitted Photos

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