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DHS Academic Team still on top

Staff reports

At the Feb. 22 Academic Team competition held at Douglas High School, the DHS team won two matches and lost one, according to the team coach Larry Lippmann.

“It was very close,” he said, “and the teams are evenly matched. We’re still first, and stand at 4 and 2.”

The Douglas High team competes with three other teams, South Tahoe High, Churchill County High and Carson High, through the regular academic competition season, which winds up in April.

The coaches at each school started the the Nevada Academic League, and they write the questions and organize the events.

“It’s a fun thing for us to do,” Lippmann said.

Students practice on Mondays and have throughout the school year. The format is similar to the old television College Bowl, where teams of students take turns to answer questions.

“The students are very impressive in their wide expanse of knowledge that reflects their entire education up to this point,” he said. “And they’re the best, competing with the best at the other schools. At every meet, we have a large collection of high-powered brain cells.”

A tournament will be held April 12 at the Carson Nugget. This event will determine the league championship.