SWREC Academic Competition 2023–2024

Stay tuned! Information coming soon!

SWREC Regional Competition Dates:

  • Middle School: September 6, October 24, November 8, and January 17
  • Junior Varsity and High School: September 7, October 19, November 9, and January 18

SWREC Academic Competition 2022–2023

The Academic Competition was established by REC9 to promote academic excellence. For the first time, the Academic Competition was a statewide event, opening the opportunity to include all districts in New Mexico through each of the ten state RECs!

SWREC held practice sessions during the fall semester. District play began for SWREC Region 10 in February through April where points counted towards qualifying for state competition.

The State Competition was held April 25 in Albuquerque. SWREC covered travel, meals, and hotel costs for the two winning varsity teams from our region, Arrowhead Park Early College High School, and Deming High School!

The State Competition teams started joining together on Sunday, April 23 where they started meeting other teams from across the state. Monday was a “fun day” with a scavenger hunt at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Then they were off to Main Event for lunch and an afternoon of games and fun with their new academic friends. They returned for dinner followed by a Silent Disco.

Then Tuesday they were ready to get down to business with the State Academic Challenge. The first rounds were held in the morning, then after a lunch break, the teams joined together to watch the final four and then the Championship round.

Hobbs High School was crowned our first Academic Competition winner, with Dexter High School coming in second! It was a great experience for all, and we hope every school returns for the 2023–2024 season and tells other schools to join in as well!

Although only varsity teams can qualify for the state competition, our Academic Competition is open to sixth through eighth grades for the middle school competitions and ninth through twelfth grade for high school competitions at junior varsity and varsity levels. Non-state levels still received regional awards from SWREC!

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    SWREC vs REC9 Spring 2022 Competition

    Check out past competitions below!

    Middle School Competition Recording

    High School Competition Recording