Photo caption; The Boone Grove High School Academic Super Bowl team were crowned grand champions at PNW’s Senior Academic Super Bowl Invitational on March 9. Members include (front row, left to right) Muhammad Shaaban; Taylor Francis; Caitlin Dziewicki; Nicole Hampton; Lea Nikolov; Lauren Jeffries; Tyler Knight; (back row, left to right) Nikolai Hixon; CJ Acevedo; Jack Lukas; Hayden Neis; Jessica Hampton; Maia Obrochta; Grady Pierce; and Kyle Janda.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) recently hosted its 13th Senior Academic Super Bowl Invitational competition at its Westville campus. A total of 214 students from 16 Northwest Indiana schools competed on two different nights.
The March 23 competition included seven teams: Home Scholars, LaPorte High School, LaCrosse High School, New Prairie High School, Oregon-Davis High School, South Central High School, and Westville High School.
The Home Scholars team placed first overall. Westville placed second and New Prairie placed third.
The March 9 competition included nine teams: Boone Grove High School, Chesterton High School, Hebron High School, Kouts High School, Morgan Township High School, Marquette Catholic High School, Valparaiso High School, Washington Township High School and Wheeler High School.
On that evening the Boone Grove High School team placed first overall. Wheeler and Valparaiso high schools tied for second overall.
The competition theme was “Canada, Our Neighbor to the North” with students competing in six subject areas – Math, English, Science, Fine Arts, Social Studies and Interdisciplinary.
Academic 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.