UPDATE 3/17/20 - The NCASA Board of Directors met March 16 and made the following difficult decisions in response to statewide school closures and in the best interests of public health:

  • No NCASA competitions will be presented this school year. No recognitions will be made in Quiz Bowl beyond those at Regionals. State level awards will not be presented.
  • No Annual Awards or Cups will be presented this school year.
  • The Metrographics Printing North Carolina Showcase scheduled for May 16 will not be presented. Planning will begin on the 2021 event.
  • No decision was made concerning the NCASA Annual Meeting. It will likely not be presented on May 16 as planned. 

In a move that will be a permanent honor to his life and legacy, NCASA recently renamed its top high school award to the “Joe Childers Scholastic Cup,” with a unanimous vote by its board of directors.

The Cup is given each year to the “top large and small high school” in the state based on accumulating points in a set of scholastic competitions, including the seven NCASA competitions and eleven “Cup Partner” competitions. Joseph “Joe” Childers was the principal of Simon G Atkins Academic and Technology High School from 2010 until he passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2019. He also served as NCASA President from 2013-2016, which were formative years during the growth of the organization. Childers spent 41 years in the NC public education system promoting academics, and the last part of it, building the scholastic programs at Hanes Middle School and Atkins. 

Looking to learn more about how NCASA inspires students? Check out this video produced in 2018 by NCASA Summer volunteer William Fan.



Registration for NCASA Membership in the 2019-2020 school year is now open. All NCASA competitions are free for member schools. To join, simply fill out the online form HERE, then fill out and mail Part II with your payment. The membership fee is $250 per school plus $0.25 per enrolled student. Email Leon Pfeiffer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register an entire LEA and receive a 50% discount. After an LEA registers, each school must still register online.

NCASA is the second-largest school association in North Carolina with 294 member schools in 2019. Join NCASA and find out why.