May 2021 News

Academic Super Bowl State Finals

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Academic Super Bowl State Finals

On Monday, May 10, the Indiana Academy’s science and mathematics academic teams competed in a synchronous virtual competition with schools from around the state. Both teams took first place in our class!

Indiana Academy science academic team
Science Academic Team (l-r): Neharika Upadhyay, Emily DeWitt, Emily Denny, Justin Xia. On laptop: Gunvanth Kandula. Not pictured: Ezekiel Ulrich

Congratulations to the science team:

  • Emily Denny
  • Emily DeWitt
  • Gunvanth Kandula
  • Ezekiel Ulrich
  • Neharika Upadhyay
  • Justin Xia (captain)
Indiana Academy mathematics academic team
Mathematics Academic Team (l-r): Justin Xia, Matthieu Deibel, Robby Sammelson (captain), Lixing Yi. Not pictured: Wendy Pan, Jarett Rusznak

Congratulations to the math team:

  • Matthieu Deibel
  • Wendy Pan
  • Jarett Rusznak
  • Robby Sammelson (captain)
  • Justin Xia
  • Lixing Yi

A special thank you to our proctors, Heather Rogers and Michael Niemeier. Thanks to technical difficulties at some sites, the math competition did not wrap up until 10 p.m.!


Academic Super Bowl Results

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tuesday, April 20 was the area competition for Academic Super Bowl, with the theme “The American Woman 1920-2020.”

The Indiana Academy had 22 students compete in content areas of English, Fine Arts, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Interdisciplinary in this year’s virtual contest, and we are thrilled to announce that the Math team scored 1st out of the 60 schools in our class, and the Science team scored 3rd in our class. These two teams will be advancing to the state competition on May 8th. Only the top six teams in each category advance.

Special thanks go to Kim Foltz for proctoring the competition, which was a grueling four hours in length!

Indiana Academy Team Results:

  • Interdisciplinary came in 34th with a score of 13/25
  • Fine Arts came in 22nd with a score of 14/25
  • English came in 12th with a score of 21/25
  • Social Studies came in 9th with a score of 15/25
  • Science came in 3rd with a score of 22/25 (State Qualifiers!)
  • Math came in 1st with a score of 20/25 (State Qualifiers!)

More information on Academic Super Bowl and complete results.


2020 Academic Super Bowl Results

Monday, May 4, 2020

This year’s Academic Super Bowl was held online on an individual basis, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) stated, “We are happy to announce that we have posted the awards for the Senior Individual 2020 Academic Super Bowl on our website iasp.org/students/academic-super-bowl. We had 1,426 individual responses on the senior level. The top 15 percent of our scores will be recognized for first, second, and third place awards.”

With the challenges brought on by the e-learning environment, most of our students opted to not participate because of their heavy workloads. Here are our results:

In Math, Wenhan Tang and Shivali Singreddy participated and scored within the top 35%.
In Interdisciplinary, Derek Park participated and scored within the top 26%.
In Social Studies, Derek Park scored in the top 8%, and earned a second-place ribbon!
In English: Jalyn Upshaw scored in the top 8%, and earned a second-place ribbon!

Congratulations to all of the Academy participants!