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CHS holds awards event for Academic Competition participation

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Chesterton High School hosted their annual on Monday evening. All the academic groups were recognized for their participation and coaches in each area gave the highlights of this school year.

Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon team participated at the DAC Tournament and State. Unfortunately, the Area contest was cancelled due to the blizzard. Members of the Academic Decathlon team are: Jacob Weitzel, Josh Sweet, Xavier Pittman, Joe Adcock, Dylan Draves. Steven Nelson, Addy Weitzel and Ethan Adams. Their coach is Dale Hewitt.

Individual medal winners at the DAC contest were: Jacob Weitzel with 1st place in math and social studies and 2nd place in econ and art. Addy Weitzel placed 3rd place in music and science. Xavier Pittman placed 2nd place in science. Dylan Draved placed 2nd place in math.

At State, Joe Adcock placed 3rd in math.

Jacob Weitzel was nominated for Duneland Academic Conference (DAC) All Stars for his contribution to the Decathlon team.

The Academic Decathlon Mental Attitude winner is Dylan Draves.

Academic Super Bowl

CHS participated at the PNW Porter County Tournament with Math, Science and Fine Arts placing third. At the DAC tournament, Math placed first and Social Studies placed second. At the area competition, Science placed first, Math and Social Studies and English placed second and Fine Arts placed third.

Members of the Academic Super Bowl team are: Branden Wong, Josh Sweet, Xavier Pittman, Joe Adcock, Dylan Draves, Aidan Li, Reagan Morton, Jessica Maatouk, Aiden McNicholas.

Coaches are Dale Hewitt, Dana Huwig, Eileen Haggerty and Jennifer Jendrzejczyk.

Branden Wong was nominated for DAC All Stars for his contribution to the Academic Super Bowl team.

The Academic Super Bowl Mental Attitude winner is Reagan Morton.

Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad team placed second (in class AA) high school division at the IUN Regional Competition.

At the State competition at IU, the team placed 19th. The team earned 4 medals at the state competition.

Team members include, Ben Hoham, Hattie Hoham, Max Cohen, Andrew Engel, Drew Engels, Branden Wong, Sawyer Castro, David Hamady, Aiden McNicholas, Roman Camacho, Justine Keiser, Sam Slutzkin, Jackson Fleming, Zoe Swanson, Hannah Anders, Sam Slutzkin, and Shae Hisaw. Their coach is Brian Hennigar.

Quiz Bowl

Both the Quiz Bowl Varsity Team and Junior Varsity went undefeated in the regular season. Unfortunately, the Varsity fell in the DAC conference tournament, losing a close match to rival Valparaiso. On the other hand, the JV continued their regular season dominance with a run through DAC tournament that ended with them being crowned champions.

Members of the Quiz Bowl team include seniors Branden Wong, Matthew Van Kley, and Haydn Malackowski, juniors Drew Engels, Josh Sweet, Aidan Li, Gavin Dooley, Xavier Pittman, Aiden McNicholas, Dylan Draves, Max Cohen, Olivia Lee, Nick Hanson, and Joseph Adcock, and freshman Eric Sparks. The Quiz Bowl coach is Chris Hackett.

Mathematics Team

Chesterton High 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 Riley Hawksworth in first place, Ian Condes in second place and Connor Engels in third place. This group finished fifth in the state and fourteenth in the nation. In Geometry Joseph Hall finished first and Emily Richardson finished in second while Liam Grimes finished third to help the group finish third in the state and fifth in the nation. In the Algebra II division, Ryan Donovan finished first and Hattie Hoham finished in second while Connor Casbon finished third to help the group finish fourth in the state and seventh in the nation. In the top class, Advanced Mathematics, Branden Wong and Gavin Dooley were the top scorers at CHS followed by Nick Hanson in third place. The team finished fourth in the state and seventh in the nation.

In another competition -- Indiana Math League, Chesterton finished in first place within their division (8th year in a row) and was fifth overall in the state. The top scorers for CHS were Gavin Dooley who was tied for eleventh place in the state and Gabe Kroeger who finished in 22nd place in the state.

Andrew Engel was the school winner in yet another mathematics competition called Trig Star conducted at CHS by the American Society of Land Surveyors. Andrew wins $50 cash and is in competition for the state winning of $500 cash based upon his score of 100% and time in the competition (28 min. 55 sec.)

Spell Bowl

Team members are Abby Henderson, Faith Hallas, Alyssa Heilmann, Sofia Winski, Josh Sweet, Alec Fulayter, Brandon Wong, Drew Engles, Emily Nixon.

Mental Award Winner: Josh Sweet.

Coach is Jennifer Jendrzejczyk.

Japanese Olympiad

CHS was state runner-up in the second-year division at the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana at IUPUI in Indianapolis on Saturday. CHS has won the Japan Bowl/Japanese Olympiad state championship twenty times along with three national Japan Bowl championships and one national runner-up.

The Japanese 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 onomatopoeic expressions.

The CHS second-year team of Jessie Bouche, Ethan Adams and Mireya Barrientes finished second to Indiana Academy by one question and ahead of Bloomington High School North. The other second-year team of Alexis Ioannidis and Trina Gonzalez did well in their preliminary round.

Competing in third-year division and putting in good performances, but not advancing to the final round were the teams of Aidan Li and Emily Case, and Abbey Leffert and Ethan Wodrich. Li and Case were without their team captain as Hunter Stewart was not able to compete due to illness.


Posted 5/9/2019




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