Monticello finished 24th out of over 50 Virginia High School League Class 3 schools in the running for the 2018-2019 Academics Wells Fargo Cup.
Turner Ashby took first place. Locally, Fluvanna was 8th and Western Albemarle was 25th.
Monticello was led by the Debate team’s performance in the VHSL Class 3 State Debate tournament, including Bryn Malone’s individual third place finish in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup represents 29 academic seasons of excellence. Six cups are presented, one for academic activities and one for athletics in each of VHSL’s six enrollment classifications. The winners for athletics are announced following the completion of spring championships.
Wells Fargo Cup winners are determined by a point system based on performance in VHSL state competitions. Schools can 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.