It’s Academic Wins Gold at WJZ TV Studio

Words: Madison Baltimore

On Saturday, October 13, Centennial’s It’s Academic team made its way to the WJZ TV studios to compete against the teams from Sparrows Point and Oakland Mills. The team, composed of junior captain Adam Knox, junior Tobias Moser, sophomore Anthony Duan, and alternates Peter Wilschke and Carter Matties, won with 625 points, while 380 points went to Sparrows Point and 320 points to Oakland Mills. This win makes it Centennial’s first to be aired on TV.

“Thank you to the Drill Team and coach Tori Hammers for cheering us on,” said It’s Academic assistant coaches John Heslin and Eric and Sara Seifter. “We also thank our other high school club members for attending.”

Principal Cynthia Dillon, as well as It’s Academic students from Centennial’s feeder schools, Burleigh Manor Middle and Centennial Lane Elementary, traveled to the studio to show support for the team. Centennial’s team also mentors the younger players.

The taping premieres on TV on Saturday, November 24 at 10 a.m. on WJZ TV CBS, as well as online the day afterwards.

The It’s Academic team has two more tournaments next week: Georgetown University on Saturday October 20, and Blake High School the following Sunday.

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