‘It’s Academic’ begins 58th year

WASHINGTON — A D.C. area Saturday morning tradition continues its 58th year.

“It’s Academic” has been challenging the smarts of local high school students since 1961. It was hailed the longest running TV quiz show by Guinness World Records in 2003, and has had former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer as contestants.

The show’s host, WTOP’s Hillary Howard, said that the students are very competitive and that it’s incredible how much they trained.

Click through the gallery to see photos of the students from D.C.-area schools who compete each week.

On "It's Academic," Robinson High School competes against St. Stephen's and St. Agnes and Washington International. The Show aired Nov. 24.
On “It’s Academic,” Robinson High School competes against St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes and Washington International. The Show aired Nov. 24. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Poolesville competes against Bishop O’Connell and Jefferson. The show aired Dec. 1, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Jefferson competes against Bishop O’Connell and Poolesville. The show aired Dec. 1, 2018.  (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Bishop O’Connell competes against Jefferson and Poolesville. The show aired Dec. 1, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes competes against Washington International and Robinson. The show aired Nov. 24, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Robinson High School competes against St. Stephen's and St. Agnes and Washington International. The Show aired Nov. 24.
On “It’s Academic,” Robinson competes against St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes and Washington International. The show aired Nov. 24, 2018.  (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Washington International competes against Robinson and St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes. The show aired Nov. 24, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Lake Braddock High School competes against Thomas Stone and Paint Branch high schools. The show aired Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Lake Braddock High School competes against Thomas Stone and Paint Branch high schools. The show aired Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Paint Branch High School competes against Thomas Stone and Lake Braddock high schools. The show aired Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Paint Branch High School competes against Thomas Stone and Lake Braddock high schools. The show aired Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Thomas Stone competes against Lake Braddock and Paint Branch high schools. The show aired Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Thomas Stone competes against Lake Braddock and Paint Branch high schools. The show aired Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Banneker competes against Northwest and Park View high schools. The show aired Nov. 10, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Banneker competes against Northwest and Park View high schools. The show aired Nov. 10, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Northwest competes against Banneker and Park View high schools. The show aired Nov. 10, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Northwest competes against Banneker and Park View high schools. The show aired Nov. 10, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Parkview competes against Banneker and Northwest high schools. The show aired Nov. 10, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Parkview competes against Banneker and Northwest high schools. The show aired Nov. 10, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Langley competes against Einstein and Holton Arms. The show aired Nov. 3, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Langley competes against Einstein and Holton Arms. The show aired Nov. 3, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Einstein competes against Holton Arms and Langley. The show aired Nov. 3. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Holton Arms competes against Langley and Einstein high schools. The show aired Nov. 3. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Holton Arms competes against Langley and Einstein high schools. The show aired Nov. 3. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Wootton competes against Osbourn Park and George Mason. The show aired Oct. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Wootton competes against Osbourn Park and George Mason. The show aired Oct. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Osbourn Park competes against George Mason and and Wootton high schools. The show aired Oct. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Osbourn Park competes against George Mason and and Wootton high schools. The show aired Oct. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Sandy Spring Friends competes against Woodgrove and Chantilly. The show aired Oct. 20, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Sandy Spring Friends competes against Woodgrove and Chantilly. The show aired Oct. 20, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Chantilly High School competes against Sandy Spring Friend and Woodgrove. The show aired Oct. 20, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Chantilly High School competes against Sandy Spring Friend and Woodgrove. The show aired Oct. 20, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Woodgrove competes against Sandy Spring Friends and Chantilly. The show aired Oct. 20, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Woodgrove competes against Sandy Spring Friends and Chantilly. The show aired Oct. 20, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Gonzaga competes against McLean and Osbourn high schools. The show aired Oct. 3, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Gonzaga competes against McLean and Osbourn high schools. The show aired Oct. 13, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” McLean High School competes against Osbourn and Gonzaga. The show aired, Oct. 13, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Osbourn competes against McLean and Gonzaga high schools. The show aired Oct. 13, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," South Lakes High School competes against Wheaton and Oakton. The show aired Oct. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” South Lakes High School competes against Wheaton and Oakton. The show aired Oct. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Wheaton competes against Oakton and South Lakes. The show aired Oct. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Wheaton competes against Oakton and South Lakes. The show aired Oct. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Oakton High school competes against South Lakes and Wheaton. The show aired Oct. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On “It’s Academic,” Oakton High school competes against South Lakes and Wheaton. The show aired Oct. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It’s Academic) (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
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On "It's Academic," Robinson High School competes against St. Stephen's and St. Agnes and Washington International. The Show aired Nov. 24.
On "It's Academic," Robinson High School competes against St. Stephen's and St. Agnes and Washington International. The Show aired Nov. 24.
On "It's Academic," Lake Braddock High School competes against Thomas Stone and Paint Branch high schools. The show aired Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Paint Branch High School competes against Thomas Stone and Lake Braddock high schools. The show aired Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Thomas Stone competes against Lake Braddock and Paint Branch high schools. The show aired Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Banneker competes against Northwest and Park View high schools. The show aired Nov. 10, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Northwest competes against Banneker and Park View high schools. The show aired Nov. 10, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Parkview competes against Banneker and Northwest high schools. The show aired Nov. 10, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Langley competes against Einstein and Holton Arms. The show aired Nov. 3, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Holton Arms competes against Langley and Einstein high schools. The show aired Nov. 3. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Wootton competes against Osbourn Park and George Mason. The show aired Oct. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Osbourn Park competes against George Mason and and Wootton high schools. The show aired Oct. 27, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Sandy Spring Friends competes against Woodgrove and Chantilly. The show aired Oct. 20, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Chantilly High School competes against Sandy Spring Friend and Woodgrove. The show aired Oct. 20, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Woodgrove competes against Sandy Spring Friends and Chantilly. The show aired Oct. 20, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Gonzaga competes against McLean and Osbourn high schools. The show aired Oct. 3, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," South Lakes High School competes against Wheaton and Oakton. The show aired Oct. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Wheaton competes against Oakton and South Lakes. The show aired Oct. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)
On "It's Academic," Oakton High school competes against South Lakes and Wheaton. The show aired Oct. 6, 2018. (Courtesy Facebook/It's Academic)

Here is a list of winners:

Oct. 6 – Oakton
Oct. 13 – Osbourn
Oct. 20 – Sandy Spring Friends
Oct. 27 – Wootton
Nov. 3 – Langley
Nov. 10 – Northwest
Nov. 17 – Lake Braddock
Nov. 24 – Robinson
Dec. 1 – Jefferson
Dec. 8 – Richard Montgomery
Dec. 15 – Rockville
Dec. 22 – Landon
Dec. 29 – Georgetown Day
Jan. 5 – T.C. Williams
Jan. 12 – Washington Latin
Jan. 19 – St. Anselm’s
Jan. 26 – Walter Johnson
Feb. 2 – W.T. Woodson
Feb. 9 – Montgomery Blair
Feb. 16 – Churchill
Feb. 23 – Bishop Ireton
March 2 – Sidwell
March 9 – Fairfax
March 16 – Whitman
March 24 – Blake
March 31 – West Springfield
April 7 – Bethesda Chevy Chase
April 13 – Sandy Spring
April 20 – Langley
April 27 – Jefferson

Editor’s note: This will be updated periodically with a list of winners.


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