Purdue University Northwest (PNW) hosted two nights of Academic Super Bowl competitions for high school students in Porter and La Porte counties on March 7-8. Competitions were held in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on PNW’s Westville Campus.
The Academic Super Bowl theme was "World War I," with students answering questions in six subject areas: science, fine arts, social studies, mathematics, English and interdisciplinary.
Porter County high school competition
The 11th annual competition for students in Porter County was March 7 with all nine Porter County high schools represented: Boone Grove, Chesterton, Hebron, Kouts, Morgan Township, Portage, Valparaiso, Washington Township and Wheeler competing in the senior division event.
La Porte County high schools and beyond
The 10th annual La Porte County Academic Super Bowl Invitational for students attending schools in La Porte County and beyond featured teams from La Porte High School; South Central High School in Union Mills; Elkhart Christian Academy; La Crosse High School; Oregon-Davis High School in Starke County; New Prairie High School; North White High School in White County; and the Home Scholars, a team of home schooled students from Porter and La Porte counties.
Overall competition results are as follows:
- Home Scholars team
- North White High School
- Elkhart Christian Academy
Winners in each round are listed below:
- Math: 1st, Elkhart Christian Academy; 2nd, North White High School; 3rd, La Porte High School
- English: 1st, North White High School; 2nd, Home Scholars team; 3rd, Elkhart Christian Academy
- Science: 1st, La Crosse High School; 2nd, La Porte High School; 3rd, North White High School
- Fine Arts: 1st, Home Scholars team; 2nd, North White High School; 3rd, Elkhart Christian Academy
- Social Studies: 1st, Elkhart Christian Academy; 2nd, La Porte High School; 3rd, New Prairie High School
- Interdisciplinary: 1st, Home Scholars team; 2nd, La Crosse High School; 3rd, Elkhart Christian Academy
The Academic Super Bowl
The Academic Super Bowl competition is part of the Indiana Association of School Principals, Department of Student Programs. The competition seeks to encourage and honor academic achievement.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a student-centered university that values academic excellence, supports growth and celebrates diversity. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.