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.
*All answers are items available at Giant!

2020 “Sophie Altman Coach of the Year Award

To honor the memory of It's Academic's creator and long-time producer, Sophie Altman, Giant Food is presenting the 2020 “Sophie Altman Coach of the Year Award.” This Award is intended as a tribute to all It's Academic coaches for whom Sophie Altman had so much respect. To nominate your school’s It's Academic coach, just send us an e-mail telling us why you would like to honor your coach. Length is optional, and coaches may be nominated by individuals or by groups, as long as those making the nominations are members of the school community. The email address for award nominations is itsacademicaward@aol.com.

  • The deadline for nominating a coach has been extended to April 30.

The winner will be announced on the championship show in June

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