Montgomery Blair High School wins 57th ‘It’s Academic’

UPDATE, 9/3/2018

WASHINGTON — Montgomery Blair High school triumphed over other schools in the area with a solid victory in the 57th season of “It’s Academic.”

The winners were honored Sunday, Sept. 2 at Nationals Park. Joining them were their principal, a school board member and the show’s host WTOP’s Hillary Howard.

“It’s Academic” pits students from three schools against each other for the bragging rights of who knows the most.

These students are more than smarts. They’re wise,” said Howard. They understand how knowledge brings opportunity, texture and richness to daily life.”

A longtime area tradition premiered last October, and it’s one that shows off the smarts of area high school students.

“Did I mention they’re competitive? It’s incredible how much they retain,” Howard said.

Click through the gallery to see photos of the students from Washington-area schools who competed each week.

From left, Hillary Howard, Anson Berns, Montgomer Blair principal Renay Johnson, Ben Miller, Montgomery County school board member Jeannette Dixon and Ian Rackow, attend an event on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018, honoring the winner of the 57th "It's Academic" at Nationals Park. (Courtesy Hillary Howard)
From left, Hillary Howard, Anson Berns, Montgomer Blair principal Renay Johnson, Ben Miller, Montgomery County school board member Jeanette Dixon and Ian Rackow, attend an event on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, honoring the winner of the 57th “It’s Academic” at Nationals Park. (Courtesy Hillary Howard) (Courtesy Hillary Howard)
On "It's Academic," W.T. Woodson High School won against The Landon School and Quince Orchard High School. The show aired March 3, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” W.T. Woodson High School won against The Landon School and Quince Orchard High School. The show aired March 3, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," St. John's won against Banneker and Lake Braddock high schools. The show aired Feb. 24. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” St. John’s won against Banneker and Lake Braddock high schools. The show aired Feb. 24. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Lake Braddock competed against Banneker and St. John's. The show aired Feb. 24, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Lake Braddock competed against Banneker and St. John’s. The show aired Feb. 24, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Banneker High School competed against Lake Braddock and St. John's. The show aired Feb. 24, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Banneker High School competed against Lake Braddock and St. John’s. The show aired Feb. 24, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Sherwood won against Paint Branch and Wilson high schools. The show aired Jan. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Sherwood won against Paint Branch and Wilson high schools. The show aired Jan. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Wilson  competes against Sherwood and Paint Branch high schools. The show aired Jan. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Wilson competes against Sherwood and Paint Branch high schools. The show aired Jan. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Pain Branch High competes against Sherwood and Wilson high schools. The show aired Jan. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Pain Branch High competes against Sherwood and Wilson high schools. The show aired Jan. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Georgetown Day won against Stonewall Jackson and Walter Johnson high schools. The show aired Dec. 30, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Georgetown Day won against Stonewall Jackson and Walter Johnson high schools. The show aired Dec. 30, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic,"
 Walter Johnson competed against Stonewall Jackson and Georgetown Day. The show aired Dec.
 30, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Walter Johnson competed against Stonewall Jackson and Georgetown Day. The show aired Dec. 30, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic,"
Stonewall Jackson competed against Walter Johnson and Georgetown Day. The show aired Dec.
 30, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Stonewall Jackson competed against Walter Johnson and Georgetown Day. The show aired Dec. 30, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," St. Anselm's won against Gaithersburg and Mount Vernon high schools. The show aired Oct. 28, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” St. Anselm’s won against Gaithersburg and Mount Vernon high schools. The show aired Oct. 28, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Bethesda Chevy Chase High School won against Bullis School and Wakefield High School. The show aired, Oct. 21, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Bethesda Chevy Chase High School won against Bullis School and Wakefield High School. The show aired, Oct. 21, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Sidwell Friends won against Falls Church and North Point high schools. The show aired, Oct. 21, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Sidwell Friends won against Falls Church and North Point high schools. The show aired, Oct. 14, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Washington Latin Public Charter won against Bowie and Loudoun County high schools. The show aired Oct. 7, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Washington Latin Public Charter won against Bowie and Loudoun County high schools. The show aired Oct. 7, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
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From left, Hillary Howard, Anson Berns, Montgomer Blair principal Renay Johnson, Ben Miller, Montgomery County school board member Jeannette Dixon and Ian Rackow, attend an event on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2018, honoring the winner of the 57th "It's Academic" at Nationals Park. (Courtesy Hillary Howard)
On "It's Academic," W.T. Woodson High School won against The Landon School and Quince Orchard High School. The show aired March 3, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," St. John's won against Banneker and Lake Braddock high schools. The show aired Feb. 24. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Lake Braddock competed against Banneker and St. John's. The show aired Feb. 24, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Banneker High School competed against Lake Braddock and St. John's. The show aired Feb. 24, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Sherwood won against Paint Branch and Wilson high schools. The show aired Jan. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Wilson  competes against Sherwood and Paint Branch high schools. The show aired Jan. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Pain Branch High competes against Sherwood and Wilson high schools. The show aired Jan. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Georgetown Day won against Stonewall Jackson and Walter Johnson high schools. The show aired Dec. 30, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic,"
 Walter Johnson competed against Stonewall Jackson and Georgetown Day. The show aired Dec.
 30, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic,"
Stonewall Jackson competed against Walter Johnson and Georgetown Day. The show aired Dec.
 30, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," St. Anselm's won against Gaithersburg and Mount Vernon high schools. The show aired Oct. 28, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Bethesda Chevy Chase High School won against Bullis School and Wakefield High School. The show aired, Oct. 21, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Sidwell Friends won against Falls Church and North Point high schools. The show aired, Oct. 21, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Washington Latin Public Charter won against Bowie and Loudoun County high schools. The show aired Oct. 7, 2017. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)

Here is a list of winners:

Oct. 7 – Washington Latin Public Charter
Oct. 14 – Sidwell Friends
Oct. 21 – Bethesda Chevy Chase
Oct. 28 – St. Anselm’s
Nov. 4 – Langley
Nov. 11 – Centreville
Nov. 18 – St. Albans
Nov. 25 – Whitman
Dec. 2 – Thomas Jefferson
Dec. 9 – Blake
Dec. 16 – Washington-Lee
Dec. 23 – J.E.B. Stuart
Dec. 30 – Georgetown Day
Jan. 6 – Sherwood
Jan. 13 – Holton-Arms
Jan. 20 – Wootton
Jan. 27 – Rockville
Feb. 3 – Robinson
Feb. 10 – McLean
Feb. 17 – Montgomery Blair
Feb. 24 – St. John’s
March 3 – W.T. Woodson
March 10 – St. Stephen & St. Agnes
March 17 – Churchill
March 31 – Richard Montgomery
April 7 – Woodgrove
April 14 – Sidwell Friends
April 21 – St. Anselm’s and Jefferson
April 28 – Blake
May 5 – Georgetown Day
May 12 – Wootton and Montgomery Blair
May 19 – Sandy Spring Friends and Richard Montgomery

Champion: Montgomery Blair High School


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