La Plata It's Academic Team Earns Second in Regional Competition

LA PLATA, Md. (April 16, 2009)—The La Plata High School It's Academic team earned second place in the regional competition against Northwest and Park View high schools held Saturday, Jan. 31. The competition was televised Saturday, April 4 on WRC TV (NBC 4).

Park View won the competition with a score of 565 points. La Plata's three-member team of Captain Gavin Reen, Robert Garcia and Tyler Fini scored 465 points to earn second place. Northwest came in third place with a score of 370 points.

La Plata competed in the regional televised competition as the first-place winner of the annual Charles County Public Schools competition, held Dec. 11. The school was also presented with a $500 scholarship from the Greater Waldorf Jaycees.

Jonathan Matteson is the La Plata team's alternate and Kendra Mabie, Emma Starkey, Matthew Paesch, Colin Qualters and John Sackman are also members of the La Plata team. Principal is Evelyn Arnold and the team coach is Corinne Fox, a science teacher at La Plata.

Each year, secondary schools from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area participate in the televised It's Academic program.

Source: Charles County public school system

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