2019 is the first year Maggie Walker won the ‘Academic Crown’ with the debate team competing for VSHL instead of non-VHSL leagues. Good decision Mr. Dan Brown!
George Wythe-Wytheville, Maggie Walker, Turner Ashby, Blacksburg, Massaponax, and James Robinson claim 2018-19 Wells Fargo Cup Academic crowns
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Four first-time winners lead the way for the 2018-19 Wells Fargo Cup race for yearlong academic activities success. Claiming Cups for the first time included George Wythe-Wytheville in Class 1, Maggie Walker in Class 2, Massaponax in Class 5, and James Robinson in Class 6.
The highlights: Class 1 George Wythe totaled 125 points followed by Eastside with 100; Class 2 Maggie Walker scored 120 points with Marion Senior and Radford tied for second with 95 points; Class 3 Turner Ashby claimed its second straight Cup scoring 180 points followed by Brookville and Rockbridge County in a tie for second with 110 points; Class 4 Blacksburg ran away with the competition with 240 points followed by Woodgrove in second with 160 points; Class 5 Massaponax edged defending champion Thomas Jefferson S&T, 212.5 to 210; Class 6 James Robinson tallied 260 points with defending champion and 13-time Cup winner Chantilly finished second with 235 points.
First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup represents 29 academic seasons of excellence. Six cups are presented, one for academic activities and one for athletics in each of VHSL’s six enrollment classifications. The winners for athletics are announced following the completion of spring championships.
Wells Fargo Cup winners are determined by a point system based on performance in VHSL state competitions. Schools can earn academic activity points for outstanding participation in magazine, newsmagazine, newspaper, online news, yearbook, broadcasting, theatre, scholastic bowl, forensics, debate, creative writing, and film festival. (MW submitted yearbook, debate, film production, and scholastic bowl).
For the five activities involving team champions — scholastic bowl, creative writing, debate, theatre, and forensics — points are awarded on the following basis: first place, 50; second place, 45; third place, 40; fourth place, 35; fifth place, 30; sixth place, 25; seventh place, 20; and eighth place, 15.
Scoring for publications is based on the ranking earned in the League’s evaluation service: Trophy Class, 35; First Place, 20; Second Place, 5.
Wells Fargo Cup winners for achievement in academic activities from 1990-2019:
Year Group A Group AA Group AAA
1990 Prince Edward Abingdon Monacan
1991 Prince Edward Abingdon Monacan
1992 Prince Edward Abingdon James Madison
1993 Saint Paul Abingdon James Madison
1994 Madison County Abingdon James Madison
1995 Madison County Abingdon Chantilly
1996 Galax Abingdon Chantilly
1997 Madison County Abingdon James Madison
1998 Madison County Abingdon Chantilly
1999 Madison County Blacksburg Chantilly
2000 Madison County Abingdon McLean
2001 Madison County Abingdon George Washington
2002 Madison County Abingdon Chantilly
2003 Madison County Charlottesville George Washington
2004 Madison County Abingdon Chantilly
2005 Madison County Abingdon Chantilly
2006 Madison County Charlottesville Chantilly
2007 Madison County Abingdon Westfield
2008 Madison County Charlottesville Chantilly
2009 Madison County Charlottesville Chantilly
2010 Madison County Salem-Salem Westfield
2011 Madison County Harrisonburg Westfield
2012 Madison County Harrisonburg Westfield
2013 Madison County Harrisonburg Thomas Jefferson S&T
Year 1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A
2014 Radford Madison County Lafayette Harrisonburg Thomas Jefferson S&T Chantilly
2015 Bland Co. Central-Wise Blacksburg Harrisonburg Princess Anne Stafford
2016 Radford Central-Wise Cave Spring Woodgrove Princess Anne Clover Hill
2017 Radford Central-Wise Blacksburg Harrisonburg T. Jefferson S&T Chantilly
2018 Galileo Radford Turner Ashby Jefferson Forest T. Jefferson S&T Chantilly
2019 G.Wythe Maggie Walker Turner Ashby Blacksburg Massaponax J. Robinson