Date: March 11, 2013
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC LaPorte County Academic Super Bowl Winners
Purdue University North Central recently hosted the fifth annual aPorte County Senior Academic Super Bowl Open Invitational that drew teams from throughout Northwest Indiana.
The competition concluded with the team of Home Scholars representing students from La Porte, Porter and Lake Counties taking first place. There was a three-way tie for second place among Elkhart Christian Academy, LaCrosse High School and LaPorte High School; and a two-way tie for third place between Michigan City High School and North White High School.
The night saw more than more than 200 people, including students, coaches and spectators taking part in the event. The competition theme was “The Glory That was Greece” Students competed in six subject areas - English, science, fine arts, social studis, math and interdisciplinary.
The LaPorte County winners in each round were:
English – third place – LaCrosse; second – North White; first – La Porte
Science – third place – North White; second – Home Scholars, first – Elkhart Christian
Fine Arts - third place – North White; second – Michigan City; first – LaCrosse
Social Studies – third place – Michigan City; second – La Porte; first – Home Scholars
Math – third place - LaCrosse; second – La Porte; first –Michigan City
Interdisciplinary – third place – Home Scholars; second – LaCrosse; first – Michigan City
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.