Teams from seven area high schools flexed their intellectual muscles and advanced out of regional Academic Super Bowl competition this week.
Now, they’re headed to the May 5 state finals at Purdue University.
In Class 1, Penn High School is sending teams in four out of six academic categories. The Kingsmen will compete in science, social studies, math and English.
Concord High School, in Elkhart, will send a science and an English team to the state finals.
In Class 2 competition, NorthWood High School, in Nappanee, will compete in science, fine arts and interdisciplinary events.
Syracuse’s Wawasee High School will send a social studies team, as well as an English and an interdisciplinary team to the statewide competition.
And, Tippecanoe Valley High School, in Akron, will compete in English.
In Class 3, North Judson-San Pierre High School will send a fine arts and a social studies team to state, while Westview Senior High School, in Topeka, will send an English team.
The topic for this year’s Academic Super Bowl, which is sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals, is “Colonial and Revolutionary America.”
Each subject-area competition consists of 25 multiple choice questions, with the team answering the most questions correct winning.
Regional events were held across the state Tuesday, including one at Mishawaka High School, in which Mishawaka, Penn, Clay, Washington and Elkhart Memorial high schools participated.
Schools advanced to the state competition not based on how they fared in their individual regionals, but rather how their scores compared with the scores of other schools around the state.
Staff writer Kim Kilbride: