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Super Academics!

The Academic Super Bowl Team is a great example of students working together to achieve academic success. These students, and the teachers who coach them, put in countless hours reviewing and studying materials in order to prepare themselves for interscholastic competitions. They compete in various challenges throughout the year including the Indiana Crossroads Conference Competition (ICC) and the Indiana State area competition.

 

Members of the 2014 Academic Superbowl Team are: (Row 1, L-R) Nate Smith, Samantha Smith, Caroline Sausser, Jenna Nosek, Corinne Maue; (Row 2) Sarah Elam, Luke Manley, Jacob Marshall, Zach Burck, Emily Coffey, Ada Qu; (Row 3) Mrs. Smith (moderator), Nick Sitzman, Josh Sitzman, Carrie Gao, Miss Williams (moderator), Miss Cuevas (moderator); (Not Pictured) Galen Monroe, Olivia Page, Bo Lesczynski, Mr. Sanders (moderator).

This year they have shown their capabilities and dedication by placing 3rd overall in the ICC ConferenceTournament, while taking 1st place at the Indiana State area competition in three categories- Science, Math, and English.

The preparation begins in October in order to get ready for the spring time competitions. Students work with a coach for each of the five subjects: English, Fine Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The groups meet once a week to review the materials that will be covered during the competitions. The five coaches help to advise students in their review, but the students are responsible for their own research and preparation. They work together as a team to understand any questions that may come up in competition.

During competitions, students work together to answer multiple choice questions that are read aloud to all of the teams. Students consult with one another to come up with the best possible answer, then the team scores are updated accordingly. Winners are recognized for each round, and then compared to scores from other areas to determine the qualifiers for the State Finals. Over the past few years, our team has fallen just outside of qualifying for state.

After another strong performance this year, there are high hopes for a successful 2014-2015 season! If you are interested in supporting and cheering on our Crusaders, be sure to make it out to one of the competitions next year!

To learn about all of the clubs that SMHS has to offer visit: scecina.org/our-clubs.

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