VHSL Academic Activities winners announced for 2021-22 National Guard Cup

VHSLSome Familiar Faces and Two Newbies Lead the Way in the 2021-22 National Guard Cup Presented by the Virginia Army National Guard for Year-Long Academic Success As Tracked by the Virginia High School League .

Claiming cups for the first time includes Galileo in Class 1 and Fluvanna County in Class 3. In Class 2, Radford won for the fifth time; in Class 4, Jefferson Forest won for the second time; in Class 5, Clover Hill won its second Cup. Finally, in Class 6, Thomas Jefferson S&T won his sixth Cup since 2013, but it was the first in Class 6.

Highlights: Class 1: Galileo totaled 105 points, followed by last season’s Cup winner Eastside with 85; Class 2: Radford scored 195 with last year’s champion Central (Wise) second at 90; Class 3: Fluvanna County won the Cup with an impressive 250 points, followed by Maggie for second place with 137.5 points; Class 4: Jefferson Forest ran away with the competition with 286.25 points followed by James Wood in second with 150 points; Class 5: Finalist last year, Clover Hill won its first Cup with 345 points followed closely by Princess Anne with 340 points; Class 6: Thomas Jefferson S&T moved up one ranking but continued his dominance in academic pursuits winning his fourth Cup in five years with 340 points, followed by McLean with 240 points.

First awarded in 1990, the Cup represents 33 seasons of excellence, with six Cups awarded for academic and athletic pursuits in each of the VHSL’s six registration classifications.

A point system determines winners based on their overall performance in VHSL state championship competitions. In addition, schools earn academic activity points for outstanding participation in a magazine, news magazine, newspaper, online news, yearbook, broadcast, drama, school bowl, forensics , a debate, a creative writing and a film festival. The full ranking is attached.

For the five Academic Activities involving Team Champions – Academic Bowl, Creative Writing, Debating, Drama, Forensics, and Robotics – points are awarded on the following basis: first place, 50; second place, 45; third place, 40; fourth place, 35; fifth place, 30; sixth place, 25; seventh place, 20; and eighth place, 15.

The rating of the publications is based on the classification obtained in the evaluation service of the League: Trophy Class, 35; First place, 20; Second Place, 5.

The VHSL partners with the Virginia National Guard. The Virginia National Guard has been serving Virginia communities since 1607. The Virginia National Guard is now the title sponsor of the VHSL National Guard Cup to honor the champions of champions! To learn more about the Virginia National Guard, visit nationalguard.com/select-your-state/VA.

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