The Marlboro County High School Academic Challenge team has overcome several obstacles during the 2018-19 school year.
Team members are showing how hard work and perseverance are paying off by receiving an invitation to participate in the JV division at the 37th annual National Academic Challenge Championship in Arlington, Va., on May 30-June 1.
Team members qualified for it based on their performance at the Pee Dee Regional Academic Challenge Tournament by finishing in the top 15 percent on March 23.
At the end of the tournament, the team ranked fifth in Division 2.
Davan Rivers, co-captain of the squad, noted that most team members were freshmen and one sophomore.
Other members of the team are Darius Hardison, co-captain, Essence Anderson, Roger Jacobs, Dilek Martin, Grayson Nolan, Amina Quick, and Kanan Townsend.