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 Canyon Crest Academy Wins Academic League

A team of students from Canyon Crest Academy led their school to victory in the countywide Academic League competition.

Academic League is a countywide scholarly competition that San Diego County Office of Education's  iTV Cable 16 broadcasts weekly from late February through April.

Canyon Crest Academy beat The Bishop's School in the final match with a score of 735 to 300. Olympian and Valhalla high schools were semifinalists.

Academic League forces students to compete against the clock as well as each other. The timed competition has five members from each team work together, buzzing in to answer questions and collaborating on bonus questions.

During the season leading up to the finals, high school students from throughout the county participated in the Academic League competitions.

Participating high schools put together teams who compete within four regional leagues across the county. Once league winners are selected, the champs of each league face off until the San Diego County Academic League champion team emerges.

iTV Cable 16 has been hosting Academic League since the early 1970s and broadcasting it since the 1980s, when it was known as the Academic Bowl.

If you missed the live broadcast of the final match, iTV Cable 16 will reair it May 9 at 8 p.m., June 1 at 10 a.m., and June 2 at 2 and 7 p.m.