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‘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.

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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