Take the It's Academic Weekly Quiz! in association with Giant

What was the first plant grown in space?
Potatoes.  In 1995, the Columbia space ship brought a few potato plants along on their mission.
A Texas woman recently won $1,000,000 in a contest to name a new flavor for Lays potato chips.   What was her winning entry?
Crispy Taco
What food has fewer calories than the amount you use in chewing and digesting it?
What is Queen Elizabeth's favorite food?
Chocolate.  A taste she shares with many Americans.
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2019 “Sophie Altman Coach of the Year Award.”

Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • Ron Umbeck, Bishop Ireton High School  (Washington, DC)
  • Jo-Ellen O'Dell, Catonsville High School (Baltimore)

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