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Buffalo High Advances in Academic Showdown Competition at WVSU

Buffalo High School placed second in the West Virginia State University regional of the 2024 Academic Showdown.

Buffalo High School was one of two academic teams to advance in regional 2024 Academic Showdown competition on Friday, February 23, at West Virginia State University. George Washington High School Team 1, Kanawha County, placed first, while Buffalo High School placed second. Both teams advance to the finale on April 23, 2024, at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.

In addition to Buffalo and George Washington, five other schools participated: Charleston Catholic High School, Poca High School, Ripley High School, St. Albans High School, and Sissonville High School.

This year’s Showdown features 90 high school teams from 31 counties statewide, an increase in participation from 71 teams over the 2023 event. Students in grades 9 – 12 showcase their academic expertise in math, history, sports, fine arts, pop culture, and more through fast-paced rounds of questions.

The Academic Showdown is a partnership between the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History.

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