Local students heading to state academic competition

The Rocky Grove High School Senior High Academic Challenge Team will be taking part in the 26th Annual Pennsylvania Academic Competition on Friday, April 28, 2017. The team will be representing both the Valley Grove School District and the Riverview Intermediate Unit #6. This team has won many academic games at both the Riverview Intermediate Competitions and at the University of Pittsburgh in the “Battle of The Burgh XX”. The students have qualified for several National Competitions and the Pennsylvania State Competition. They will be in competition with the best schools from other Intermediate Units from across the state. They will be answering questions from the following areas: Literature, American History, Contemporary Events, Science, World History and Potpourri (any subject). The team is coached by Susan Martin. From left, team members are Josiah Montgomery (Sophomore) – Captain, Cole Peterson (Senior), Brady Wilson (Senior), Nick Swatzler (Sophomore) and Gabriel Bingman (Freshman). (Submitted photo)