Academic Derby

  • Activity Type:  Academic Team/Competition

    Description:  Four or more members of the Academic Derby team meet for weekly practices and compete in 1 to 7 matches per Academic Derby season depending on the structure of the year.  Typically students try-out and are selected following a screening/test and mini-competition depending on the level of interest.  Academic Derby began in 1984 and only involved High School students.  Middle school and elementary school derby matches would eventually come on-line and create a tradition of exciting televised Academic Derby matches featuring Onslow County School System students. In 2018, Hurricane Florence shuttered our school system for a great deal of time and therefore the traditional Academic Derby seasons were canceled in favor of preserving needed instructional time for our students. This was a good opportunity to make some changes for our program and to create what will hopefully be an even better experience for our players and viewers.  One special event each year is the Rotary Academic Challenge. The Rotary Clubs of Onslow County will again proudly sponsor the Dr. Kay B. Gresham Rotary Academic Challenge for our Onslow County High Schools.  This tournament has been a tradition and honors the memory of long-time Onslow County educator and administrator, Dr. Kay B. Gresham.

    Contact:  Mrs. Harrell