Central High School has wrestled a statewide competitive title away from the school that held it for 20 years.
The Virginia High School League on June 19 announced results of state non-athletic league competition and confirmed that Central High won the Group 2A Wells Fargo Cup for academic excellence.
Within individual competition categories, Central racked up top scores in forensics, scholastic bowl and theatre.
Madison County held the 2A academic cup honors for two decades but came in second this year to Central, according to a VHSL press release. Central tallied a total score of 125 to 80 for Madison County. There were 20 other schools in competition.
First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup represents 25 years of excellence. Six cups are presented, one for academic activities and one for athletics in each of VHSL’s three enrollment classifications. The winners for athletics will be announced in June, following the completion of spring championships.
Winners of the Wells Fargo Cup are determined by a point system based on performance in VHSL state competitions. Schools can earn academic activity points for outstanding participation in scholastic bowl, creative writing, theatre, forensics, debate, newspaper, yearbook and magazine.