The Easton High’s It’s Academic Team placed 1st out of eight teams in the Eastern Shore Academic Invitational held at Wor-Wic College in Salisbury. Each match consisted of four rounds including toss-up questions, bonus questions, a category round, and “stump the experts” questions (more difficult toss-up questions). The Eastern Shore high school teams that participated were Easton High, Stephen Decatur, Parkside, Wicomico High, Perryville, Pocomoke, Salisbury Christian, and Salisbury School. Easton finished with an undefeated record!
Each year Easton High It’s Academic traditionally competes twice per year (fall and spring) in the national online Questions Unlimited 3-2-1 tournament. This is a tournament of about 150 questions where teams score more points if they answer the questions correctly with LESS clues about the answer (three points answering correctly after one clue, two points after two clues, one point after 3 clues, and zero if answered incorrectly after all clues are given). Easton placed 28th nationwide (out of 162 total schools)in the Fall 3-2-1 online tournament and 1st in the state of Maryland. In the Spring 3-2-1 online tournament, they placed 11th nationwide (out of 119 total schools) and 1st in the state of Maryland. Their high scores in the online 3-2-1 tournaments qualified them for the National Academic Championship.
The 2021-2022 Easton High It’s Academic Team included the following students: Bechorah Aguoru, Calvin Bui, Desmond Fitzroy, Harrison Fike, David Gardner, Anna “Vee” Lesher, Daniel Rivera-Morales, Colin Smith, and William “Sy” Orndoff
Mr. Jeremy Hillyard, Spanish Teacher, has coached the Easton High It’s Academic team since 2011, when he reinstated the team to EHS. The team relies on fundraisers and private donations in order to attend tournaments. If you would like to support Easton High It’s Academic with a please contact Jeremy Hillyard at [email protected].