Frederick County Academic Tournament Set to Begin

Frederick County Academic Tournament Set to Begin

It’s time once again for the always exciting Frederick County Academic Tournament. This year’s event will take place in-person at Frederick High School; first matches are scheduled for Friday, January 7.

Every FCPS high school is represented in this year’s tournament. Teams will compete weekly against two or three other high schools. Each week’s matches will feature a theme, starting with World Heritage Sites in Week 1. Some of the other topics include, Rock & Roll 1955-1965 in Week 4, and Mascots (College & Pro) in Week 6. The tournament finals will be held Friday, February 25.

This marks the 41st year of the Frederick county Academic Tournament. Since 1982, Linganore High teams have won the tournament nine times, Frederick High and Walkersville teams have won six, teams from Gov. Thomas Johnson and Middletown have each won five, Urbana has won four, Brunswick three, and teams from Catoctin and Tuscarora have each won once.

Urbana High won the tournament championship last year, while Walkersville High was the regular season winner.