Academic Team returns for winter 2022

By Casey Cross

Bellbrook Academic Team’s last match was almost two seasons ago.

The Bellbrook High School Academic Team has been revived for the winter season. The team is set to participate in meets against other schools starting January 4.

Following an uncertain year, the Bellbrook High School Academic Team has returned to activity. Rob Schultz, the organizer of the club along with his wife and fellow teacher, Pamela Schultz, expressed excitement at having the club back in operation for the 2021-2022 school year, hoping to get back into the swing of doing practices and working with the students who take part in the club. Mr. Schultz detailed how, with the loss off a season and the graduation of many older members of the club, this season will act as a “building year,” citing a need to figure out the interests and areas where certain members excell in the team and who to put on varsity and JV.

Mr. Schultz called on those hesitant to take part in Academic Team: “Some don’t feel they’re smart enough. Everybody has that one subject they are really good at, something that could save the team,” or just join to come and have fun. Mr. Schultz’s goals for this season are simple: beat Oakwood. Oakwood previously held a multi-dozen meet streak that Bellbrook ended in the 2019-2020 season.

Starting January 4, the Academic Team will face off against other schools in the area on Tuesdays and Thursdays, though no dates are final. This will end in a final tournament held at Bellbrook High School set for February 26. During this period, the Academic Team traditionally takes part in a match against the Bellbrook High School teachers, and a match against the parents of the club’s members. For more details on the club, contact Mr. or Mrs. Schultz.

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