4 Mecklenburg teams reach state academic finals

Four teams from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are among eight area squads qualifying for the state championships in the Twelve event, sponsored by the N.C. Association for Scholastic Activities. Twelve is an academic competition testing students’ knowledge of core curriculum subjects.

Teams of 12 students are asked to answer 12 questions on 12 topics. Regional competitions took place Saturday, and top finishers advanced to the state finals on Dec. 13.

Mecklenburg’s state qualifiers are Myers Park and Ardrey Kell in the high school division, along with Randolph and Jay M. Robinson in the middle school division.

Other state qualifiers from the Charlotte region are Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy of Mooresboro in Rutherford County, in both the middle and high school divisions; and Hickory and Kannapolis A.L. Brown in the high school division.

Twelve is among several competitions, including the Quiz Bowl, sponsored annually by the NCASA.

Top three finishers in the three regional tournaments included:


High school: No 1. Winston-Salem Atkins A&T; No 2. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy; No. 3. Myers Park.

Middle school: No. 1. Winston-Salem Hanes; No. 2. Randolph; No. 3. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.


High school: No. 1. Pittsboro Northwood; No. 2. N.C. A&T STEM Early College; No. 3. Clayton Cleveland.

Middle school: No. 1. Durham Lucas; No. 2. Durham Rogers-Herr; No. 3. Wayne School of Engineering.


High school: No. 1. Gates County

Middle school: No. 1. Greenville Chicod School; No. 2. Central; No. 3. Greenville E.B. Aycock.