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

The ancient poet Homer referred to what food as the "gift of the gods?"
Pears
What popular breakfast cereal was created by a microbiologist?
Cap'n Crunch. In 1963, Pamela Low developed this cereal, based on her grandmother's old recipe.
What is the only type of bread that is boiled before it is baked?
Bagels
When Christopher Columbus returned to Spain in 1493, he brought back what fruit from a Caribbean island?
Pineapples, which the Spanish later introduced to Hawaii---now the world's leading pineapple producer.
*All answers are items available at Giant!

2015 “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 April 10, 2015.

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

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