Purdue University North Central recently hosted the sixth annual LaPorte County Senior Academic Super Bowl Open Invitational that drew teams from throughout Northwest Indiana.
The competition concluded with the team from North White High School taking first place. Second place went to the team of Home Scholars representing students from LaPorte, Porter and Lake Counties; third place went to the team from LaPorte High School.
The competition theme was "Westward Expansion, 1783-1900". Students competed in six subject areas - English, science, fine arts, social studies, math and interdisciplinary.
The winners in each round were:
English - third place - Home Scholars; second - North White; first - LaPorte
Science - third place - LaCrosse; second - North White, first - LaPorte
Fine Arts - third place - North White; second - Home Scholars; first - Elkhart Christian
Social Studies - third place - North White; second - Marquette; first - Home Scholars
Math - third place - LaPorte; second - Elkhart Christian; first -North White
Interdisciplinary - third place - Elkhart Christian; second - LaCrosse; first - North White
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.