From the Chatham News + Record, by Ben Rappaport:

GREENSBORO — Chatham County Schools was awarded the School District Scholastic Cup on Saturday night at the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activity (NCASA) awards.

The award honors the district whose schools earn the most points through participation and excellence in NCASA competitions. Districts earn points by winning competitions like quiz bowl or science olympiad — basically, any non-athletic academic competition

CCS won the mid-sized district cup award at the ceremony, which took place at the UNC-Greensboro auditorium. Three district cups were given out based on size of school district.

NCASA has hosted award events in the past, but nothing to this scale. Previous events were held in high school auditoriums or multipurpose rooms with limited fanfare, but this year organizers pulled out all the stops: guests at the ceremony walked down a red carpet dressed to the nines as a balloon arch and complimenting photographers greeted them. They were then ushered into a reception room filled with hors d’oeuvres and a student jazz band playing.

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