Date: February 19, 2009
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PNC Hosts LaPorte & Elkhart County Schools at Academic Super Bowl Open Invitational
WESTVILLE Purdue University North Central will host five area high school teams as they compete in the LaPorte County Academic Super Bowl Open Invitational on Thursday, March 5 in the Library-Student-Faculty (LSF) Assembly Hall, Room 02, located on the PNC Westville campus. Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. Central Time.
Students from four LaPorte County high schools and one Elkhart County school will compete in the senior-division event. The event is free and open to the public. Participating high schools are: LaPorte High School, Marquette High School, Duneland Lutheran High School, LaLumiere School and Elkhart Christian Academy.
The competition theme is Norse Culture and Its Influence On the World. Students will compete in six subject areas - English, science, fine arts, social studies, math and interdisciplinary. 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. The café, Coffee Central and the PNC bookstore will be open until 8 p.m. There is a coaches and proctors meeting at 4 p.m. and the competition will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a welcome by PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin.
The competition schedule is:
4:40 p.m. - Fine Arts, Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Community Relations
5:20 p.m. Social Studies, Dr. S. Rex Morrow, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
6:00 p.m. Mathematics, Dr. Dave Feikes, associate professor of Mathematics
6:40 p.m. - English, Sarah White, visiting assistant professor of English Composition
7:20 p.m. Science, Dr. Jason Curtis, associate professor of Biology
8:00 p.m. - Interdisciplinary, Dr. Mark Jacobi , Michigan City pediatrician
8:40 p.m. - Awards, Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Community Relations
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 which allows Indiana 's senior high, junior, middle and elementary school students an opportunity to compete in academics similar to the way youth compete in athletics. These competitions recognize, reward and celebrate scholars.
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