The Academic Derby is a scholastic competition done in a quiz-show format. Teams of students from Onslow County schools compete to earn points by answering questions. The matches are taped in a studio located in the Southwest High School and shown over local cable systems and YouTube.com. Elementary Academic Derby consists of teams of fifth graders.
Our round of competitions are usually in January each year. Academic Derby team members are usually chosen by November. The 5th grade teachers and I will then monitor grades, classroom effort & participation, and behavior. I usually choose about 6 team members, and we want the very best representatives of Bell Fork Elementary.
Academic Derby practices one day a week 2:45-3:15. We use this time to practice the rules of competition and learn new information.