Team Qualifies for Nationals on a Stormy Day

With a stronger than anticipated snowstorm heading north, the Academic Team travelled south to play in its second Centennial High School tournament in Ellicott City, MD.  The morning drive was uneventful and after the opening rounds of competition the A-team found itself in 9th place.  But the snow had arrived in force and the remainder…

Phoenixville Ranked 59th in Latest National Rankings!

On November 13th, Fred Morlan posted his latest National High School Quiz Bowl Ranking of the Top 100 teams in the nation.  Lo and behold Phoenixville is ranked #59. The A-Team of seniors Ben Cushing, Kyle Kobilka, Savannah Mudd, India Reiss, and Gina Vitale (captain) earned this distinction after solid season- opening performances at tournaments in…

Team Qualifies for History Bowl National Championships

On Saturday, October 26th the PhAQT travelled to Toms River, NJ to compete in the Southern New Jersey History Bowl tournament.  Phoenixville’s A-Team included seniors Kyle Kobilka and India Reiss as well as sophomore Olivia McGinnis.  Though short a player, the team finished in 3rd place, losing a close semi-final match to Ranney High School.  The team’s…

Team Qualifies for Nationals at Princeton!

On Saturday, September 28th, the team travelled to Princeton University to compete in the prestigious PHSAT tournament.  The strong field of 48 teams included entries from five states, including several nationally-ranked schools. Phoenixville fielded both an A-team, comprised of seniors Ben Cushing, Kyle Kobilka, India Reiss, and Gina Vitale, and a B-team, featuring freshman Mike…

Team Makes Strong Showing at National Championships

During Memorial Day weekend, the Academic Team travelled to Atlanta, Georgia and competed in its first National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT).  When the dust settled after a weekend of intense competition, Phoenixville finished 128th out of 256 teams. The team was led by junior captain Gina Vitale and included…

Gina Vitale Named Team MVP

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…