Send Your Children to Whitman HS -Regional WINNERS on It's Academic

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Whitman High SchoolIn a very exciting game on Saturday, the team from Whitman High School beat the Centennial High School Team from Ellicott City, MD and Robert E Lee High School, the Staunton Virginia team in the Washington -Baltimore - Central Virginia Super Bowl.

If you are interested in sending your children to such an award winning school and you are looking for a new home, then click here to start your search! 

Eighty one schools in the DC metro area (including Montgomery County and Northern Virginia) start the competition in the fall. Similarly eighty one schools in Central Virginia and the Baltimore area start their competition in the fall, and magically in late spring, we are left with a winner from each region, who then compete with each other in a Super Bowl Championship! 

This year's game was very exciting.  Centennial looked like it would be the winner until nearly the end of the competition when Whitman pulled ahead.  It was a great day for the Vikings and the fifth time that Whitman has won a regional championship. 

It's Academic is a high school quiz show, recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest running TV quiz show. Begun in 1961 in Washington DC on NBC4, the show has been sponsored by Giant Foods since 1967,  and features three high school teams with three players each competing against each other. 

Versions of It's Academic have been held around the United States.  WNBC-TV in New York aired a local edition of It's Academic from the mid-1960s through at least 1972, hosted most of the time by Art James, with Lee Leonard filling in for a year.   Chicago, Buffalo, Cincinatti, Richmond, Va,  and north eastern Ohio, and Honolulu have all had versions of It's Academic.  The show is now international - with versions having aired in Australia and New Zealand.

Famous people who have appeared on It's Academic  include:

Other notable participants:

In 1979, a charity special was held between a team of three Democratic senators (Patrick MoynihanLloyd Bentsen, and Alan Cranston), three Republican senators (Lowell WeickerJohn Danforth, and H. J. Heinz III), and three members of the press (Jessica SavitchArt Buchwald, and David Broder).

For more information about homes in the Whitman High School district, please contact the Lise Howe Group at 240-401-5577 or email us at lise@lisehowe.com.  We look forward to sharing more information about our local school and our home town. 

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I will be picking a high school for my soon for next year. Great post

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This is very good information to share with families moving to the area.

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