Academic Challenge features teams of top high school students from Escambia County trying to outwit (and out buzz) each other in hopes of claiming the top title of champion. The competition covers subjects ranging from math and science to arts and humanities, and everything in between. Hosted by Jonathon E. Thompson, the academic tournament coordinator for the Escambia County school district, “Academic Challenge” includes four teams from Pensacola High School, Pine Forest High School, J.M. Tate High School and Booker T. Washington High School. Tournament play will take place as a “round-robin” and culminate with a championship match.