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Po-Hi Academic Team Earns Top Seed in Area Academic Bowl Tournament


The Ponca City High School Academic Team competed via Zoom meeting in the Academic District Seeding Tournament held on Monday October 12. The Team defeated Tulsa Union in their first match 210-180. In the second match, the PCPS Team defeated Stillwater 220-140.

This win for Ponca City High School will result in placing them in the “1” or “2” seed in the Area Academic Bowl Tournament on January 16, 2021, at Stillwater High School. Teams in Classes 6A and 5A were seeded on the area bracket based on their performance in the district seeding tournament. Two teams will advance to the state tournament, which will be held on February 6, 2021 at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma.

The Po-Hi students who competed in the competition were Seniors Nikolas Hoecker, David Miller, Ryan Turnipseed, and Sophomore Savannah Valgora. The Po-Hi Academic Team coach is Mr. Delwin Bartelt.

Pictured L-R: Nikolas Hoecker, Ryan Turnipseed, David Miller