School hosted their annual Academic Competition Awards on Monday evening.
All the academic groups were recognized for their participation and coaches
in each area gave the highlights of this school year.
Decathlon team Participated at the Lowell Invitational, DAC Tournament and
The Area contest. CHS qualified for State, but was unable to attend due to a
Members of the
Academic Decathlon team are: Julia Graff, Jacob Weitzel, Jessica Oswald,
Josh Sweet, Xavier Pittman, Joe Adcock and Dylan Draves. Their coach is Dale
winners at the Area contest were: Julia Graff with 1st place in speech,
math, economics, 2nd place in language. Jessica Oswald with 1st place in
essay, 2nd place in math, 3rd place in music and interview. Jacob Weitzel
with 2nd place in interview, 3rd place in music, math and economics.
Josh Sweet with 1st
place in economics and 2nd place in math. Xavier Pittman with 3rd place in
social studies and economics.
Jessica Oswald and Jacob Weitzel were nominated for Duneland Academic
Conference (DAC) All Stars for their contribution to the Decathlon team.
Decathlon Mental Attitude winner is Julia Graff
Academic Super Bowl
CHS won the PNW
Porter County Tournament with Interdisciplinary and Social Studies placing
first, Science placing second and Math placing third. At the DAC tournament,
Math placed third. At the area competition, Interdisciplinary placed first,
Science, Math and Social Studies placed second, English and Fine Arts placed
Members of the
Academic Super Bowl team are: Branden Wong, Josh Sweet, Xavier Pittman, Joe
Adcock, Dylan Draves, Laura Estridge, Drew Engel, Nick Wells, Karissa
Carter, Aidan Li, Nolan Poczekay
Their coaches are
Dale Hewitt, Anna Zervos, Eileen Haggerty and Jennifer Jendrzejczyk.
Wong, Laura Estridge, Joe Adcock and Josh Sweet were nominated for DAC All
Stars for their contributions to the Academic Super Bowl team.
The Academic Super
Bowl Mental Attitude winner is Josh Sweet.
Olympiad team placed fifth (in class AA) high school division at the IUN
At the State
competition at IU, the team placed 11th. The team earned 2 medals at the
include Henry Hoham, Ben Hoham, Max Cohen, Andrew Engel, Drew Engels,
Branden Wong, Sawyer Castro, Matt Jewison, David Hamady, Ryan Day, Aiden
McNicholas, Roman Camacho, Haleigh Smith, Justine Keiser, Sam Slutzkin, and
Shae Hisaw. Their coach is Brian Hennigar.
Both the Quiz Bowl
Varsity Team and Junior Varsity placed second in the Duneland School
Corporation Area Competition.
The only losses on
the regular season came against regular season champs Andrean. Furthermore,
in the end of the season DAC tournament, the Varsity came in second, also
losing the championship match against Andrean.
Members of the Quiz
Bowl team include juniors Branden Wong, Matthew Van Kley, Haydn Malackowski,
Alec Fulayter, and Jeegar Singh, and sophomores Drew Engels, Josh Sweet,
Aidan Li, Delano Davison, Xavier Pittman, and Joseph Adcock. The Quiz Bowl
coach is Chris Hackett.
School had another successful season in their mathematics competitions. In
the MATH FAX competition CHS competed in various levels with much success.
The top three finishers for CHS in Algebra I were Eric Sparks in first
place, Emily Richardson in second place and Hannah Estridge in third place.
This group finished third in the state and tenth in the nation. In Geometry
David Manojlovic and Carter Casbon finished tied for first at CHS and Connor
Casbon finished third at CHS to help the group finish fourth in the state
and fifth in the nation. In the Algebra II division, Gavin Dooley and Xavier
Pittman tied for first place at CHS while Joseph Adcock was third in the
school to help the school finish second place in the state and third place
in the nation. In the top class, Advanced Mathematics, Branden Wong was the
top scorer at CHS followed by Haydn Malackowski in second while Laura
Estridge, Molly Grimes and Roman Camacho all tied for third place at CHS.
The team finished eighth in the state and seventeenth in the nation.
competition Ð Indiana Math League, Chesterton finished in first place within
their division (7th year in a row) and was ninth overall in the state.
Nolan Poczekay was
the school winner in yet another mathematics competition called Trig Star
conducted at CHS by the American Society of Land Surveyors. Nolan wins $50
cash and is in competition for the state winning of $500 cash based upon his
score and time in the competition.
Team members Amber
Heilmann and J.D. Browning were standout competitors. J.D. Browning was the
Mental Award winner. Their coach is Jennifer Jendrzejczyk.
CHS was state
runner-up in the second-year division and placed third in the fourth-year
division at the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana at Earlham College in Richmond.
CHS won the Japan Bowl/Japanese Olympiad state championship twenty times
along with three national Japan Bowl championships and one national
Olympiad of Indiana is an academic competition for second, third and
fourth-year students with categories including speaking, culture, kanji
characters, proverbs, listening, geography, current events, history, and
The CHS second-year
team of Aidan Li, Emily Case and Hunter Stewart finished second to Indiana
Academy and ahead of Avon High School. The other second-year team of Abbey
Leffert and Jacob Waters did well in their preliminary round.
In the fourth-year
division, the team of Nate Kravitz, Jonathon Sumita and Orion Bohren
finished in third place to Bloomington North and Michigan City.
third-year, but not advancing to the finals were the teams of Will Shook,
Hannah Grimes and Sam Henderson, and Eve Senderhauf, Elise Dorsey and Davian
Ojeda. Japanese Olympiad coach is John Sparks.