Date: February 29, 2008
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
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PNC - Porter County Academic Super Bowl Invitational
Shown here is the 2007 Porter County
Academic Super Bowl
from Valparaiso High School
with their Championship Trophy
and their Math and Interdisciplinary Trophies.
Students from seven of the nine Porter County High Schools will compete in the 2008 senior-division event. at PNC, March 19.
WESTVILLE – Purdue North Central - Porter County will host the Academic Super Bowl Invitational on Wednesday, March 19 in the Library-Student-Faculty (LSF) Assembly Hall, Room 02, located on the PNC Westville campus. Registration begins at 3:45 p.m. There is a coaches and proctors meeting at 4 p.m. and the competition with begin at 4:30 p.m. with a welcome by PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin.
Students from eight of the nine Porter County High Schools will compete in the senior-division event. The event is free and open to the public. Participating high schools are: 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 Civil War, 1820 – 1877. 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. The café and PNC bookstore will be open during the event.
The competition schedule is
4:40 p.m. - Science, Dr. Aaron Warren, PNC assistant professor of Physics
5:20 p.m. - Fine Arts, Judy Jacobi, PNC director of Marketing
6:00 p.m. – Social Studies, John Coggins, PNC Dean of Students
6:40 p.m. - Math, Jim Jepsen, PNC guest lecturer in Math
7:20 p.m. - English, Dr. Paul Hecht, PNC assistant professor of English
8:00 p.m. - Interdisciplinary, Dr. Mark Jacobi, Michigan City pediatrician
8:40 p.m. - Awards, William Back, vice chancellor, Administration.
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 participants recognition and reward by honoring intellectual achievement, academic competition celebrating scholarship.
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