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

Scientists have found that it takes how many licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
2,500 licks
An Indiana woman recently won $1,000,000 for suggesting what new flavor for Lay's Potato Chips?
Southern Biscuits and Gravy
It's expected that how many chicken wings will be eaten on the upcoming Superbowl Sunday?
1.25 billion chicken wings
Potatoes were first cultivated in what country?
Peru. Spanish explorers then brought them to Europe.
*All answers are items available at Giant!

2016 “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 2015 “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.

  • Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2016.

The winner will be announced on the championship show in June.

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