RENTON, Wash. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) is proud to announce the 2019-20 Scholastic Cup Champions: Mount Vernon Christian (1B), Saint George’s (2B), King’s (1A), Sehome (2A), Mt. Spokane (3A) and Central Valley (4A).
The Scholastic Cup is the WIAA’s most prestigious annual school award. The year-long competition recognizes the top school in each of the six WIAA classifications based on academic, athletic and sportsmanship excellence. Points are awarded by a school’s finish in each of the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championships and Academic State Championships.
Due to the cancellation of spring sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s winners include points scored during the fall and winter seasons.
1B) Mount Vernon Christian picked up the first Scholastic Cup in the school’s history. The Hurricanes earned Academic State Championships in choir, girls’ soccer, and girls’ cross country making up 300 of the school’s 775 total points. MVC’s highest finish in competition came during the fall when the girls’ soccer team finished as runner’s up in the WIAA State Tournament.
2B) The honor marks the third Scholastic Cup for Saint George’s as the Dragons amassed 755 points, more than 200 ahead of second place. Saint George’s won a State Championship for boys’ soccer in the fall as well as Academic State Championships for choir and forensics. The school also tallied third-place finishes at the Girls WIAA Cross Country Championships and the Boys Basketball Championships.
1A) King’s high school won its 11th scholastic cup and defended its trophy from the 2018-19 school year, this time scoring 965 points. The school earned its only State Championships of the year in boys basketball to help push it into first place. While the Knights only won one championship in competition, they earned Academic State Titles in football, forensics and orchestra.
2A) Sehome captured its sixth-consecutive 2A Scholastic Cup with 865 points, winning by a narrow margin of only 26 points. The Mariners picked up a majority of its athletic points during the first event of the year, winning the boys’ WIAA State Cross Country Championships while finishing third on the girls’ side. Sehome also finished with three Academic State Championships during the fall and winter seasons in boys’ wrestling, dance/drill and gymnastics.
3A) Mt. Spokane earned three first-place finishes at WIAA State Championships, winning in slowpitch softball, volleyball and boys wrestling. The Wildcats finished with 1,200 points, the most of any school among the six WIAA classifications. In the classroom, the school won Academic State Titles in slowpitch softball, cheerleading and drama. The Scholastic Cup is the first in school history for Mt. Spokane after a previous best finish of second place.
4A) Central Valley took home the 4A Scholastic Cup highlighted by WIAA State Championships in slowpitch softball and girls basketball along with a second-place finish in boy basketball. The academic standings were littered with Central Valley teams despite the Bears claiming only one Academic State Championship coming in boys’ cross country. In total, the school finished with 1,015 points to earn their first Scholastic Cup in school history.
To see complete rankings for each classification as well as detailed scoring, visit the WIAA website.