A team of students from Washington Township High School placed first overall in the ninth annual Academic Super Bowl Invitational competition for Porter County students at Purdue University North Central.
The March 2 competition included teams from all nine Porter County High Schools: Boone Grove High School, Chesterton High School, Hebron High School, Kouts High School, Morgan Township High School, Portage High School, Valparaiso High School, Washington Township High School and Wheeler High School.
The team from Chesterton High School took second place and Boone Grove took third. This is the first time that Washington Township has taken first place overall in the competition.
The competition theme was "Hoosier Heritage” with students competing in six subject areas - math, English, science, fine arts, social studies and interdisciplinary.
The Porter County winners in each round were:
- Science – first – Chesterton; second – Washington Township; third – Boone Grove.
- English – first – Washington Township; second – Morgan Township; third – Portage.
- Fine Arts – first – Washington Township; second – Boone Grove; third – Kouts.
- Social Studies – first – Washington Township; second – Boone Grove; third – Chesterton.
- Math – first – Valparaiso; second – Chesterton; third – Wheeler.
- Interdisciplinary – first – Wheeler; second – Washington Township; third – Chesterton.
Super Bowl competition in Indiana is a part of the Indiana Association of School Principals, Department of Student Programs. This unique inter-scholastic academic competition program allows Indiana's senior high, junior, middle and elementary school students an opportunity to compete in academics similar to an athletic contest. The academic competitions encourage academic achievement by offering participants recognition and reward by honoring intellectual achievement, academic competition celebrating scholarship.