2015 Porter County Academic Super Bowl Invitational

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: February 16, 2015

purdue-north-centralPorter County will host its eighth annual Academic Super Bowl Invitational on Wednesday, March 4 on the PNC Westville campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The competition will be in the Library-Student-Faculty (LSF) Building Assembly Hall, Room 02 and telecast to LSF Room 144 for spectators. For the first time, students from all nine Porter County High Schools will compete in the senior-division event. Participating schools are: Boone Grove High School, Chesterton High School, Hebron High School, Kouts High School, Morgan Township High School, Portage High School, Valparaiso High School, Washington Township High School and Wheeler High School.

The competition theme is "The Grandeur That Was Rome." Students will compete in six subject areas - math, English, science, fine arts, social studies and interdisciplinary.

Academic Super Bowl competition in Indiana is part of the Indiana Association of School Principals, Department of Student Programs. It is a unique inter-scholastic academic competition program which allows Indiana's senior high, junior, middle and elementary school students an opportunity to compete in academics similar to the way they compete in athletics.

The objectives of academic competitions encourage academic achievement by offering the participants recognition and reward. By honoring intellectual achievement, academic competition celebrates scholarship.

Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. There is a coaches and proctors meeting at 4:15 p.m. The competition begins at 4:30 p.m. with a welcome by Stephen Turner, vice chancellor of Administration.

The competition schedule is:
4:40 p.m. – Math, Jim Jepsen, Michigan City High School Math teacher, Concurrent Enrollment Instructor
5:20 p.m. – English, Dr. Heather Fielding, PNC assistant professor of English
6 p.m. – Science, Dr. Aaron Warren, PNC associate professor of Physics
6:40 p.m. – Fine Arts, Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations
7:20 p.m. – Social Studies, John Weber, Dean of Students
8 p.m. – Interdisciplinary, Dr. Mark Jacobi, Michigan City pediatrician
8:40 p.m. – Awards

Awards will be given to the winning school in each subject area as well as an overall winner. Each competing student, coach, proctor and student assistant will receive a voucher for use at the PNC Gallery Café and Coffee Central which will remain open until 8 p.m. PNC’s bookstore will remain open until 7:00 p.m.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Leslie Plesac at (219) 531-6500, lplesac@pnc.edu or Susan Brychell at (219) 531-6500, sbrychell@pnc.edu. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Plesac or Brychell.