DuPont and Salem County Schools Inaugurate the 2014 Academic League Junior

Following the long-running success of the high school level Academic League, Dr. Robert Bazzel, Superintendent of the K-8 school districts of Alloway and Upper Pittsgrove approached the DuPont Partners in Science Program to extend the League to Salem County’s middle schools. 

The Academic League and Academic League Junior are countywide academic competitions at the high school and middle school level, with contests featuring fact-based trivia and math questions patterned after those of a college bowl.  The top two teams qualify for a county championship.  This new League features competition between the middle school districts of Alloway, Elsinboro, Mannington, Oldmans, Pennsville, Pittsgrove, Upper Pittsgrove, Salem, Quinton and Woodstown.

"The Superintendents are very appreciative of the support from both DuPont and Salem Community College," said Superintendent Bazzel.  "This new activity would not be possible without their support.  Our schools are better for it and the students have a fun and challenging way to focus on academics."

DuPont’s Partners in Science program sponsors many educational activities in Salem County with a goal of furthering teacher science education and supporting programs that further an interest in science education for students.

Pictured, left to right, are Salem Community College (SCC) Coordinator Ron Burkhardt, SCC President Joan Baillie, DuPont Regional Public Affairs Director Meredith Avakian-Hardaway, Superintendent of Alloway Township School and Upper Pittsgrove School Dr. Robert Bazzel, and DuPont Unit Manager Michael Ashworth.