Penn High School has moved from winning spell bowls to winning academic bowls. The school was named the overall champion in the Warsaw High School Academic Super Bowl Invitational, according to a report from the Monday night event.
Wawasee High took second place and Northwood High took third place. Seventeen schools competed. The overall champion was determined based on a scoring system. The top score a team could get in each of six categories is 25.
The 2011 Indiana Academic Super Bowl theme is "Latin America." Questions come in five subject matter rounds (English, science, social studies, mathematics and fine arts) and a sixth interdisciplinary round in which questions may come from any and all of the subject matter rounds, reports the website of the Indiana Association of School Principals, which sponsors the event. Some interdisciplinary questions require knowledge of at least two subject areas.
Senior Division teams are made up of six squads. Each of the five subject area squads consist of no more than five students. The interdisciplinary squad may consist of seven students. Any given student may compete on a maximum of two subject area squads and may also compete on the interdisciplinary squad (three squads total).
The top winning schools Monday night in the subject areas of competition and their scores are below:
Social Studies: First, Penn, 21; Second, Wawasee, 20; Third, Columbia City, 15; Fourth, Northwood, 14; and a three-way tie for Fifth place, each with 11 - Mishawaka, South Bend Clay and Warsaw.
Fine Arts: First, Wawasee, 19; Second, Bremen, 19, placed second after a tie-breaker; Third, Northwood, 18; Fourth, Fairfield, 18; and Fifth, Penn, 18, with the places determined by tie breakers.
Science: First, Penn, 17; Second, Wawasee, 15; Third, Concord, 15; Fourth, Whitko, 14; and Fifth, Warsaw, 14, with places determined by tie breakers.
English: First, Penn, 22; Second, Whitko, 18; Third, Concord, 18; Fourth, Northwood, 18; and Fifth, Wawasee, 18, with places determined by tie breakers.
Math: First, Penn, 24; Second, Northridge, 23; Third, Warsaw, 21; Fourth, Mishawaka, 21, with places determined by tie breakers; and Fifth, Concord, 20.
Interdisciplinary (no scores available): First, Northwood; Second, Penn; Third, Wawasee
- For more information, go to the website of the Indiana Association of School Principals: http://www.iasp.org/dspsrsuperbowl.aspx.