Date: Feb. 21, 2012
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PNC Hosts LaPorte, Lake, Elkhart, Starke and White County Schools at Academic Super Bowl Invitational
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central will host nine area high school teams as they compete in the LaPorte County Senior Academic Super Bowl Invitational on Thursday, March 1 in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02, located on the PNC Westville campus. Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. Central Time. The event is free and open to the public.
Participating schools are: LaPorte High School, Michigan City High School and Marquette High School of Michigan City; LaCrosse High School; Elkhart Christian Academy; River Forest High School of Hobart, North White High School of Monon, Oregon-Davis High School from Starke County and a team of home schooled students, the “Home Scholars” representing Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.
The 2012 competition theme is “Colonial and Revolutionary America." Students will compete in six subject areas - English, science, fine arts, social studies, math and interdisciplinary. Trophies 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, Coffee Central and the PNC bookstore. Coffee Central will be open until 7 p.m. and the café and bookstore will be open until 8 p.m.
Registration will begin at 3:45 p.m. There is a coaches and proctors meeting at 4:10 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. – Science, Dr. Jason Curtis, associate professor of Biology
5:15 p.m. – Fine Arts, Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations
5:50 p.m. – Social Studies, Dr. Patrick Cannon, visiting assistant professor of Social Sciences and academic coordinator of Concurrent Programs
6:25 p.m. – Mathematics, Jerry DeGroot, continuing lecturer of Mathematics
7 p.m. – English, Sarah White, visiting assistant professor of English Composition
7:35 p.m. – Interdisciplinary, Dr. Mark Jacobi, Michigan City pediatrician
8:15 p.m. – Awards, Paul McGuinness, vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services.
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 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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