Congratulations to the TJMS Academic Super Bowl team on a Fine Showing at 2017 Invitational

By: Thomas Jefferson Middle School Last Updated: April 7, 2017

This year’s topic is The French Revolution. Mathematicians Keaton Olson, Ally Bonnell, and captain Devishi Jha started the evening off on a blue note, garnering the first place ribbons and plaque by solving equations, figuring probability, and answering questions about French mathematicians.

The English team, captained by Sydney Vorrier, continued the blue ribbon tradition by correctly choosing more answers about French drama, poetry, and Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days than the competition to earn the first place plaque. Assisting in the English squad’s blue ribbon performance were Shannon McCall, Audrey Barriball, and Henna Patheja. The Science team waded through temperature conversions, lives of French scientists, and fossils. Team members Tobias Fredrick, Natalie Miller, David Stralnic, and Patrick Brogan aided captain Joel Teeple to a tie-breaking first place finish.

Lucia Otten, team captain, and teammates Amol Verma, Macey Schmetzer, Ari Kessler, and Trevor Foster battled their way through the French Revolution and its aftermath, including the government post- Napoleon, missing first place by one question. The team’s red second place ribbons were indeed hard-earned. The competition concluded with the Interdisciplinary team, captained by Sydney Vorrier, conferring with Amol Verma, Joel Teeple, and Devishi Jha, on questions from all subjects. Once again the TJ academicians came up one short and brought home another set of red second place ribbons. However, based on combined scores from all subject areas, TJMS garnered the Overall Champion plaque.

Congratulations again and best of luck to all subject area teams as they now prepare for the Area meet at LaPorte on April 29. The Area competition will determine state placement.