Junior Gina Vitale was named to the Chester County Academic Competition All-Star Team as Phoenixville’s Most Valuable Player. In her second season with the team, Gina was named team captain early last fall. She demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication throughout the season while guiding the team on its first trip to the National Championships.
Gina has learned the titles, authors, and plots of hundreds of works of literature and is constantly impressing her coaches with the answer to some obscure poetry question. All this may surprise those who know Gina as a brilliant and devoted chemistry student. Indeed, this summer Gina will attend the prestigous Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Her well-rounded base of knowledge and tireless work ethic inspired her teammates, her coaches, and her school this past season. No doubt Gina will make more valuable contributions next season. In the meantime, she has set a high standard for the future of the team and shown everyone just how this quiz bowl ought to be played.