Robinson High School Wins the Wells Fargo Cup for Academics
Wells Fargo Cup for Academics Winners Announced
Eastside, Central (Wise), Charlottesville, Grafton, Thomas Jefferson HSST, and James W Robinson Claim 2020-21 Wells Fargo Cup Academic Crowns.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Four familiar faces and two first-timers lead the way in the 2020-21 Wells Fargo Cup race for yearlong academic activities success. Claiming Cups for the first time, included Eastside in Class 1 and Grafton in Class 4. In Class 2, Central (Wise) won for the fourth time, while in Class 3 Charlottesville, won for the fifth time and first since 2009. In Class 5, Thomas Jefferson S&T won its fifth Cup since 2013, and in Class 6, James Robinson won for the second-straight time.
The highlights: Class 1 Eastside totaled 100 points followed by Galileo Magnet with 85; Class 2 Central (Wise) scored 100 points with Radford in second with 90 points; Class 3 Charlottesville claimed the Cup scoring 145 points, followed by Independence for second with 115 points; Class 4 Grafton ran away with the competition with 170 points followed by Dinwiddie in second with 105 points; Class 5 Thomas Jefferson S&T also stood alone with 200 points followed by Clover Hill with 105; Class 6 James Robinson edged out runner-up Massaponax, 205 points to 180 points.
First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup represents 32 academic seasons of excellence, with six Cups awarded for academic activities and athletics in each of the VHSL’s six enrollment classifications.
A point system, based on overall performance in VHSL state championship competitions, determines the winners. In addition, schools earn academic activity points for outstanding participation in magazine, newsmagazine, newspaper, online news, yearbook, broadcasting, theatre, scholastic bowl, forensics, debate, creative writing, and film festival. Complete standings are attached.
For the five activities involving team champions — scholastic bowl, creative writing, debate, theatre, and forensics — points are awarded on the following basis: first place, 50; second place, 45; third place, 40; fourth place, 35; fifth place, 30; sixth place, 25; seventh place, 20; and eighth place, 15.
Scoring for publications is based on the ranking earned in the League’s evaluation service: Trophy Class, 35; First Place, 20; Second Place, 5.
Wells Fargo Cup winners for achievement in academic activities from 1990-2016:
|Year||Group A||Group AA||Group AAA|
|1993||Saint Paul||Abingdon||James Madison|
|1994||Madison County||Abingdon||James Madison|
|1997||Madison County||Abingdon||James Madison|
|2001||Madison County||Abingdon||George Washington|
|2003||Madison County||Charlottesville||George Washington|
|2013||Madison County||Harrisonburg||Thomas Jefferson HSST|
|Year||Class 1||Class 2||Class 3||Class 4||Class 5||Class 6|
|2014||Radford||Madison County||Lafayette||Harrisonburg||Thomas Jefferson HSST||Chantilly|
|2015||Bland Co.||Central-Wise||Blacksburg||Harrisonburg||Princess Anne||Staford|
|2016||Radford||Central-Wise||Cave Spring||Woodgrove||Princess Anne||Clover Hill|
|2017||Radford||Central-Wise||Blacksburg||Harrisonburg||Thomas Jefferson HSST||Chantilly|
|2018||Galileo||Radford||Turner Ashby||Jefferson Forest||Thomas Jefferson HSST||Chantilly|
|2019||G. Wythe||Maggie Walker||Turner Ashby||Blacksburg||Massaponax||Robinson|
|2020||None due to COVID|
|2021||Eastside||Central (Wise)||Charlottesville||Grafton||Thomas Jefferson HSST||Robinson|