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…

A Snowy Day in Livingston, NJ

On March 16th, the team braved a surprise snowstorm as it returned from a day of tough competition in northern New Jersey.  Playing some of the best teams in the New York City metropolitan area, Phoenixville held its own.  The team finished the day with a 4-4 record, recording several decisive wins and losing three…

Eleven Students Compete in National History Bowl at Princeton

The Academic Team tried its hand at History Bowl on February 23rd.  The New Jersey State Championships were held in the ivy-covered McCosh Hall on the campus of Princeton University.  Phoenixville fielded three teams, with the A-team—featuring Captain Savannah Mudd,  Kyle Kobilka, India Reiss, and Stephen Rakoczy—placing 15th in a field of 38 varsity teams.…

Team Featured in ‘Kids’

The Academic Team was featured in a front page article in the February edition of the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Kids newspaper.  A version of the article, written by PAHS student Colin Mea, originally appeared in the Purple Press. The complete article can found here.