For the sixth consecutive year, La Lumiere School’s Academic Decathlon team competed in the State Finals held at Purdue University. Students compete in the Academic Decathlon in three divisions determined by GPA; Honors Division, Scholastic Division, and Varsity Division. The topic of this year’s competition was New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation and students competed in ten events with objective tests in seven areas (art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, and social science) as well as speech, interview, and essay.
Lydia Costello of Chesterton competed in the Honors Division and placed second in Speech, third in Mathematics, and third in Economics. Grace Dybing of La Porte competed in the Honors Division and placed first in Art, first in Music, and third in Science. Hannah Fogel of Manteno, IL competed in the Honors Division and placed second in Art, second in Essay, and third in Social Science. Mary Keiley of Rolling Prairie competed in the Varsity Division and placed third in Language and Literature. Angela Feikes-Mofield of La Porte competed in the Scholastic Division and placed first in Music, second in Art, and third in Social Science. Lenik Zaranski of Chesterton competed in the Varsity Division and placed first in Science, second in Social Science, and third in Mathematics. Emily Smith of Indianapolis and Walker Wroblewski of Michigan City also competed with the team and Olivia Dybing of La Porte and Camryn Roberts of New Carlisle served as alternates.
About La Lumiere School
La Lumiere School is a premier college preparatory boarding and day school located on a spectacular 190-acre campus 25 miles west of South Bend, 8 miles from La Porte, 7 miles from New Buffalo and about an hour southeast of Chicago. Academic excellence characterizes the entire curriculum and helps to prepare its students to attend some of the best colleges in the country including Stanford University, Northwestern University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Notre Dame, Wake Forest University, Middlebury College, Georgetown University, Cornell University, Colgate University, University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. For additional information, go online to lalumiere.org. La Lumiere School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA).
More information about La Lumiere School can be found at lalumiere.org.