May 2023 News
Monday, May 8, 2023
On May 6th, the Indiana Academy sent 15 students, representing English, Science, Fine Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Interdisciplinary squads to Purdue University to compete at the state level for Academic Super Bowl. It was quite an achievement to qualify for the state competition, much less for all six categories! It was very exciting to REPEAT championships in our class in both Mathematics and Interdisciplinary! The students competing at state were:
English: Lila Beghtel (captain), Elise Adams, Anna Gu, and Alesya Rathinasamy
Science: Jonathan Slater (captain), Carson Gull, Arav Singh, Daniel Yoo, and Sophia Griffin-Little
Fine Arts: Joseph Ciceu (captain), Elise Adams, Lila Beghtel, and Sam Greathouse
Social Studies: Yifei Wang (captain), Alexander Bell, Joseph Ciceu, and Jaehun Kim
Math: Elijah Buck (captain), Anna Gu, Carson Gull, Arav Singh, and Sophia Griffin-Little
Interdisciplinary: Lila Beghtel (captain), Alexander Bell, Elijah Buck, Joseph Ciceu, Anna Gu, Alesya Rathinasamy, Arav Singh, and Jonathan Slater
Students and coach Jessica Edrington departed the Academy at 7 a.m. and did not return until about 8 p.m., so thanks go to Joshua Ruark and Krista Hook for giving up their Saturdays to drive two of the vans for these students. Congratulations to the teams for their success!
Monday, May 9, 2022
Saturday, May 7, the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) held the state championship for Academic Super Bowl. The Indiana Academy had teams qualify for the state competition in Mathematics, English, Science, Fine Arts, and Interdisciplinary.
The Mathematics team took first place. English took second place, with the second tie-breaker separating them from first place. Science took third place, with the third tie-breaker separating them from second place. Fine Arts took fourth place, with the first tie-breaker separating them from third place. The Interdisciplinary (ID) team took 1st place.
Students attending this competition were Llla Beghtel (English, Fine Arts, and ID), Bryn Deibel (Math Captain, Science, and ID), Emily Denny (English), Uma Kandallu (English Captain and ID), Gunvanth Kandula (Science Captain and ID), Adrienne McKay (Fine Arts), Tyler Robertson (Fine Arts Captain, Math, and ID), Neharika Upadhyay (Science and ID), Rachel Watson (English and Fine Arts), and Justin Xia (ID Captain, Math, and Science).
Other students involved in Academic Super Bowl this year include Elijah Buck, Joseph Ciceu, Jaehun Kim, Tristan Morris, Jarett Rusznak, Jonathan Slater, Ezekiel Ulrich, Olivia Walker, and Yifei Wang.
Congratulations to coach Ms. Jessica Edrington and her teams, and special thanks to Mr. Steve Schuh for helping to drive the students to Purdue and back!
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Tuesday, April 19th, the Indiana Academy sent teams in Math, English, Science, Fine Arts, Social Studies, and Interdisciplinary to the area Super Bowl competition at Greenfield Central High School.
The teams in Math (1st in class overall), English (1st in class overall), Science (4th in class overall), Fine Arts (4th in class overall), and Interdisciplinary (1st in class overall) qualified for the state competition on May 7th at Purdue University.
Coached by Ms. Jessica Edrington, these teams put in a lot of hours in student-led practices, and they also brought home blue ribbons for placing first at the area competition. Congratulations to the Super Bowl champions, and a special thank you to Ms. Kim Foltz and Ms. Megan Wright for driving late into the night!
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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!
Congratulations to the science team:
- Emily Denny
- Emily DeWitt
- Gunvanth Kandula
- Ezekiel Ulrich
- Neharika Upadhyay
- Justin Xia (captain)
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.!
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!)
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!