Former Teacher Nick Diaz is the Tournament Coordinator.
Frederick, MD (RD) There are 23 athletic teams with-in the Frederick County Public High School system, but did you know that each high school also has an academic team? Nick Diaz, is the coordinator of the school system’s academic tournament, and said these teams spend 2 months competing against each other during January and February. .FCPS high schools have been competing since 1982. It began as a suggested activity of then Superintendent Dr. Stuart Berger as a way to spike academic thinking. The tournament continues to this day and is happening now according to current tournament Director Nick Diaz who invites the public to attend.
“At Frederick High School in the auditorium at 6:00pm every Friday night in January and February.”
Diaz says the size of the school does not always dictate the strength of a team.
“Brunswick kids, oh my gosh they are so good , Brunswick is incredible. They are in first place right now and they are the only undefeated team. Linganore is very good, Urbana is also excellent , and so is Walkersville, Those are the top four. ”
He says further information can be found on the tournament facebook page: www.Facebook.com.FCPSAcademictournament For more information on this year’s full Academic Competition Schedule, log on to the FCPS web site https://fcacademictournament.webs.com/
Diaz, a retired math teacher, was recently a guest on WFMD’s Success Happens Show.