"I'm very proud of all of the county's teams," said District 56 Superintendent Dr. David O'Shields. "Our community should be proud and embrace academic competitions with a similar fervor as other extracurricular activities."
The Sanders team, after placing second in district competition, lost a state semi-final match to AR Rucker.
The Clinton Middle team, after placing first in the district, also placed first in the state competition. CMS defeated Camden Middle, 41-26, and Indian Land, 38-23, to win the state championship.
Clinton High School’s academic team also competed, losing a semi-final match to Nation Ford in the large high schools division.
Clinton Middle School also is defending state champion in the SC Science Olympiad, and will travel to Nationals in May. Clinton High School looks to defend its SC Science Olympiad State Championship in a March 25 competition at Newberry College.