School Japanese Olympiad team members won the state championship and placed
third in the third-year division, was runner-up in the second-year division
and placed fourth in the fourth-year level at the Japanese Olympiad of
Indiana at Purdue University in West Lafayette, held Saturday.
CHS has now won the
Japan Bowl/Japanese Olympiad state championship twenty-one times along with
three national Japan Bowl championships and one national runner-up.
Olympiad of Indiana is an academic competition for second, third and
fourth-year students with categories including speaking, culture, kanji
characters, proverbs, listening, geography, history, and onomatopoeic
The CHS third-year
team of Jesse Bouche, Ethan Adams and Tristan Reed defeated Michigan City
and Bloomington North in the final round to win the state championship. The
other third-year team of Emily Nixon and Justin Hanrath placed third in the
In the second-year
division, the team of Edith Estridge, Liam Heneghan and Lucy Huffman
finished as runner-up to Indiana Academy and ahead of Bloomington North.
Emily Case and Aidan Li turned in an excellent performance in the
fourth-year division, missing the final round, but placing fourth. The teams
are coached by John Sparks and Akiko Tsugawa.